Under the Freedom Tree

Under the Freedom Tree

DVD - 2014
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One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South, beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak.
Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, [2014]
ISBN: 9781629235790
Branch Call Number: J DVD UNDER 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (9 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 01, 2015

Under the Freedom Tree was a wonderful true story of a 100 ft in diameter tree listed in Ten Great Trees by National Geographic that was saved by Mary Smith Peak in 1861. She was a real life hero in saving this for her community. People from all over the world come to see it.


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