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New Day Dawning

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 11

Author

Joyce
Hansen

Appeared in

But That's Another Story

Story Summary

On the day of their emancipation, field hands on George Thomas' plantation threaten to leave unless he builds a school to educate their children. Young Sarah, the Mistress' personal slave, is conflicted between taking her freedom and dedication to her Mistress but decides to stay on awhile if she can go to the school and study to become a teacher.

Media

Musical introduction by Hannah Seng