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Black California, The Fugitive Slave, and the Compromise of 1850

Black California, The Fugitive Slave, and the Compromise of 1850

The history of slavery and sectional debate impacted the formation of California in a variety of ways. California’s admission into the Union and the Compromise of 1850 intensified the sectional conflict over slavery bringing the United States one step closer to Civil War. The hidden history of the slavery debate in the mid-19th century becomes visible in the very placement of California’s eastern border. Additionally, California becomes a central point in Black history as African Americans struggled to keep slavery out of California…and Black people in it.

Say What?!! Video Lessons on Epistemology

There are a lot of claims circulating related to Black and Africana Studies, but how do we know what claims to believe and which claims should be taken with a grain of salt? “Say What?!! Explorations in Epistemology” is meant to give you the tools to be more confident in knowing that the things you believe are actually true. Browse our current list of video resources on epistemology for educators and students.