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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