Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation

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Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1997 - History - 32 pages
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This richly designed historical document is an ingenious, interactive, three-dimensional experience that dramatically addresses the painful history of America and the slave trade. Based on the Black Holocaust Exhibit, "Lest We Forget" is history brought to life by Velma Maia Thomas, curator. Accompanying the book's documents, Thomas' exquisite prose is interwoven with the moving words of slaves themselves. Photos.

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User Review  - rwilliamson - LibraryThing

A must have for every school library. This interactive book includes ephemera (freedom papers, bill of sale for a slave, etc), is told in pop-up picture book style. It should not be limited to ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrcmyoung - LibraryThing

The history of slavery in America is presented in heart-breaking detail through the use of photographs and other primary source documents. Pop-up and other interactive elements allow the reader to wander through the book as if visiting a museum. Read full review

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Velma Maia Thomas, an ordained minister, is the creator & curator of the Black Holocaust Exhibit. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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