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"This is a quiz about people, real and fictional, who were actually owned by other people, and answers a challenge. Good luck!"
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This Maryland slave escaped to Philadelphia in 1849, and spent the next years helping other slaves make their way to freedom. The network of houses and abolitionist sympathizers she used was called "The Underground Railroad". After the Civil War, she began agitating for women's suffrage. Who was this woman?
Ida B. Wells
Harriet Ann Jacobs
As a teenager, this man was sold into slavery in Ireland. He escaped and fled to France, but later returned to the Emerald Isle where he had a fairly big effect, converting many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity. Who is the patron saint of Ireland?
This man was the slave of Iadmon of Samos. Later released, he mingled with the rich and famous of ancient Greece (even living in the court of Croesus). Today he is known for his stories of animals, each of which gives a moral meant to teach men. Who was this creator of fables?
This former Roman slave escaped from a school for gladiators, then started a revolt with 90,000 soldiers under his command. He had an effective run, but eventually Crassus and Pompey wiped his forces out and killed him. He's better known because he was the subject of a 1960 film by Stanley Kubrick. Who was this leader of the revolt?
This former slave, freed by the American Civil War, became an educator. He was the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute, and stayed in that position until he died in 1915. Who was this author of "Up From Slavery"?
W. E. B. Du Bois
Booker T. Washington
Henry Huttleston Rogers
Samuel C. Armstrong
This man was captured by Algerian pirates in 1575 and spent five years as the property of the viceroy of Algiers. Later ransomed, he went home to Spain and began working on his writing, eventually giving the world one of its novel-length masterpieces, "Don Quixote". Who was this author and former slave?
Miguel de Cervantes
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
This man was the lead defendant in the case of United States v. Libellants and Claimants of the Schooner Amistad in 1841. In the 1997 Stephen Spielberg movie "Amistad", he was played by Beninese actor Djimon Hounsou. Who was this African illegally sold into slavery?
This slave, who belonged to William Clark's family, accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition on its trek across the country in 1804-1806. He carried a gun, killed buffalo, and had an equal vote with the white men in the party when they were deciding where to spend the winter on the Pacific coast. What was this man's name?
This woman was owned by Thomas Jefferson, and bore him six children, four of whom survived to adulthood (though there is some controversy about the DNA evidence). What was her name?
This slave began a famous rebellion in Virginia in 1831, during which he and his followers slaughtered 55 people. He was captured and hanged in Jerusalem, VA, and his body flayed, beheaded and quartered. Who was this slave?
Jermain Wesley Loguen
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