Discuss Thomas Jefferson “Notes on Virginia” in particular in reference to the slavery and the inferiority of blacks. What was Benjamin Banneker response to Thomas Jefferson? Explain. Despite Jefferson views, which were common at the time, give examples of other famous African Americans (and their achievements) of the post-Revolution Era that proved Jefferson theory as incorrect. (For example: Jupiter Hammon, Phillis Wheatley, Gustavus Vassa, etc.) Be very thorough in this essay option
This assignment should be at least 1 ½ pages long (via a Word Document), double-spaced in a 12 point font.
White, Deborah Gray, Mia Bay and Waldo E. Martin Jr. Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans with Documents. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017. Print.