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Griot
an oral historian
Polygamy
having more than one wife
Islam
an arab religion
Haji
the pilgrimage to mecca
Mecca
Saudi arabia 400's Holy city for muslims
Oba
King
Timbuktu
West africa 1000's had mosques where religion of muslim was taught
Ghana
West Africa 1000's first empire in west africa
Mali
West africa 1200's arabs came here during this empire
songhai
West Africa 1400's it was the third empire
Mansa Musa
Mali 1300's emporer of mali
LEo africanus
TImbuktu 1500's found goods for sale
Muhammad
Mecca 570-632 he was the islamic profit
Venture
United states 1729wrote about his slavery experience
Equiano
England Before 1744 wrote about slavery
Factor
a slave trader
Coffle
the way slaves were lined up in the slave ships
Asa Asa
Sierre Leone and the United states before 1807 wrote a memoir about his experience in slavery
Phillis Wheatly
Africa and boston 1744-1797 she wrote poetry
Abolition
To get rid fo slavery
Quaker
a type religion
Slave codes
laws to keep slaves from escaping
Conductor
a person who harbors slaves in the underground railroqad
empancipation
to set free
Cotton Gin
Southern United states 1793an invention used to seperate seeds from cotton
Underground railroad
Southern U.S to canada 1865 people who helped slaves run from the south to the north
Emancipation proclamation
In the south 1863 freed slaves in rebellious states
13th amendmant
THe USA 1865 an amendmant that made all slaves free
Estevanico
Southern U.S 1528 african american explorer
du sable
where chicago is today 1770's trader who built first permanent settlement where chicago is today
Sojurner truth
New York early to mid 1800's active in woman's rights
harriet tubman
Maryland mid 1800's to early 1900's former slave who helped other slaves escape
Frederick douglas
Maryland New york early to mid 1800's ant slavery crusader
Nat Turner
Virginia 19 800-1831 led one of the largest slave rebellions
John Brown
Virginia 1800-1859 White abolitionist who led a raid on the federal army. Hanged
free blacks
The U.S 1800's to 1900's they helped other slaves get free

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