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Benjamin Banneker’s letter to Thomas Jefferson was thought of as protest literature because he was writing an almanac to the secretary of state Thomas Jefferson on how he thought that abolishing slavery so go

March 11, 2019 0 Comment

Benjamin Banneker’s letter to Thomas Jefferson was thought of as protest literature because he was writing an almanac to the secretary of state Thomas Jefferson on how he thought that abolishing slavery so go. Banneker thought that Jefferson should agree with him that slavery was truly cruel and was nothing but misery.

Olaudah Equiano was enslaved at age 13. When Equiano turned 21 his owner allowed him to buy himself out of slavery. In his story he tells us about how he felt being enslaved. He spoke about how horrible it was to be to be on a slave ship were he and the others were starved and very mistreated and surrounded by sickness