Schooled by Youtube: Heads of Hate #3: Thomas Jefferson

0 Posted by - February 3, 2018 - LATEST POSTS, Video

In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Thomas Jefferson was notably an advocate for the emancipation of slavery.  He called it “moral depravity” and believed that it was the greatest threat to the growth of a new nation.  In 1778, he added a Virginia law that banned African slave importation.  However, his advocacy had a hidden agenda. Jefferson did not believe that freed slaves and whites could co-exist in a new America, so his plan was to send slaves back to Africa or to the West Indies.

This video illustrates Thomas Jefferson’s double agenda.

 

 

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3 Comments

  • tina slaughter August 14, 2017 - 1:29 am Reply

    It was said that Jefferson's father was part black and Native American. Also it was stated he slept around and had an affair with Dolly Madison.

  • george evans August 14, 2017 - 1:29 am Reply

    Please slow down, giving two seconds to read content is straining on the eyes.

  • zaujababa2 August 14, 2017 - 1:29 am Reply

    i'm not so sure he could've really felt that blacks were mentally dull when he was good friends with Benjamin Banneker, black guy who designed DC, wrote one of the first almanacs of the new country. they discussed freeing blacks during the constitution but Jefferson didn't want to risk losing the support of the south…it was a compromise that Benjamin, of course, did not agree with…

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