James McCune Smith: A Model of Resistance
Can intellectual leaders and the spread of their ideas be considered acts of resistance against slavery?
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Define the concepts of oppression and resistance.
- Describe a portrait of James McCune Smith and discuss whether the image matches their image of a resistor.
- Identify actions from the life of James McCune Smith’s life that can be considered acts of resistance.
- Connect a person’s education to their ability to be independent and to resist oppression.
- Identify and respond to contemporary acts of oppression and resistance.
- What constituted an act of resistance of African Americans against the institution of slavery?
- Are some acts of resistance more effective than others?
- In what ways do our personal experiences shape our choices and actions?