Select one of the following essays.
Your answer must include an introduction, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You cannot quote from the textbook or use outside sources.
1. In what ways did the end of slavery in the North bring about an increase in anti-black prejudice? What strategies did free black northerners develop to combat discrimination and fortify their communities?
2. What techniques did free blacks employ, and what organizations and institutions did they found, to advance the developing black freedom movement?
3. Describe the various legal and political battles surrounding slavery during the years 1850-1860. How did black northerners respond? What impact did these events have on the black freedom struggle?