Well, here it is the last Friday in February. The new year is already slipping away. Before we know it, spring will be here. But instead of borrowing trouble from tomorrow, I am going to focus on today. I set out to write a series of posts for the Freedom Seekers Merit Badge. I have already posted merit badge helps for the Tenderhearts and Explorers, and don’t want the PiPa’s to feel left out.
Today we are looking at Requirement #16 and runaway slave posters. A quick google image search will provide you with an array of posters. But I realized that it was difficult to find multiple posters in one place. I have found several digital collections that will aid you in completing this requirement.
- The New York Public Library Digital Collection (here)
- Duke University Libraries Digital Repository (here)
- Ranker’s (here)
Collectively, they include newspaper ads, wanted posters, slave auctions and help with escaped slave services.
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.