Countless slaves overcame their bondage and oppression and achieved not only their freedom, but also went on to live extraordinary lives. On this DVD, nine slaves tell stories of heroism that illuminate the power of the human spirit to transcend the impossible.
There is an inspiring interview with Josiah Henson, a slave who fled to Canada and started a colony for refugee slaves that included schools and a lumber factory.
Sojourner Truth, a fugitive slave who experienced extreme cruelty at the hands of her masters, tells how she was guided by God to champion the abolition of slavery and women’s rights at speaking engagements across the country, despite being illiterate.
Professor Booker T Washington was a man born into slavery who went on to become an educator. In this interview, he explains how he achieved his own education and why he believed education was essential to the future of the black population. He also discusses his book, Up From Slavery.
WARNING: Some scenes may be disturbing to the viewers as either the subject matter, personalities, or their spoken language may be offensive in the 21st century. Teachers be advised.