Seeeing America – teaching guide – Migration and Settlement


Eastman Johnson depicts a family emancipating themselves from slavery at great risk during the Civil War. Compared to abolitionist images of kneeling slaves and historical narratives crediting Abraham Lincoln or the U.S. government with ending slavery, this is a radical image that centers Black agency in emancipation.
APUSH: KC-5.3.I.B

Teaching guide: Eastman Johnson, A Ride for ...