This original activity by Primary Source is intended to help students understand the fact that while slavery was legally over, African Americans still faced great discrimination and even grave danger in their daily lives in the years following the Civil War. Students are asked to analyze Thomas Nast's "Worse than Slavery" political cartoon from Harper's Weekly. Follow-up questions are included for the cartoon. This lesson incorporates high quality primary sources. Please be sure to rate this activity when you use it! We really appreciate your feedback.
•This activity can be used as a formative assessment
•This activity can be completed individually or in pairs
•This activity works well in an interactive notebook
•This activity is compatible with the Common Core Standards
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