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Denmark Vessy Revolt 1 Question How to Denmark come to this country and why was he free Denmark came from Africa and was a slave on a ship He played a role as a cabin boy and soon became a rower After that he won a lottery of 1500 in the town of Charleston What he did with his money was ask his master if he could buy his freedom His master soon said what do you think you are worth Denmark replied I dont know that is your decision His master said that he could buy his freedom for the amount of 600 Right then and there Denmark realized that his master had just done him a huge favor because now he could buy his wife as well 2 Question What set Denmark apart from other slaves in the film What made Denmark different from the other slaves was the fact that he was free The other slaves were working on command and Denmark was working on his own will but even though he was free he was still treated with the same respect which was none 3 Question Identify at least 3 characters and what role they played Denmark Denmark was a free man who had this plan to escape back to Africa He is very brave and wants his respect Backus Backus always did what he was told and always respected his master He always thought that his master treated him well It wasnt until Denmark invited him to join up with his plan Backus had said no because he didnt want to because his master was good to him but then he realized that it wasnt right If a white man used a black man for slavery if God created them both Benjamin Benjamin was Backuss master When Backus was accused of being a part
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