“People Not Property” – Joan and John Jackson’s Story part 4. Enslaved Families

Scholars and historians discuss how enslaved families were constantly threatened with separation by their enslavers. Being legally classified as property tested the resolve of enslaved families like the Jacksons in their fight to reunify loved ones.

Watch “Joan & John Jackson’s Story” 3-part animation:

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“People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North” is an interactive documentary that shares these stories of family and separation, work and community, negotiation, resistance, and perseverance.

Graphis Design Annual 2021 – Website Gold Award and Video Gold Award.
Webby Winner 2020 – Education Website Category.
Davey Silver Award 2019 – Best Use of Interactive Video.
WebAwards Outstanding Website 2019 – Education Category.

Produced by Historic Hudson Valley

Animation: C&G Partners

Video Production: Cruz Dann Productions

Website Design and Development: C&G Partners

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