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From the Ted Talk by Hasan Kwame Jeffries: Why we must confront the painful parts of US history

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But then after a little while there, Christian actually took me downstairs to the cellars of the mansion. Now, in the cellars of the mnoisan, that's where the enslaved African aneiramcs who managed the house spent most of their time. It's also where they were installing a new exhibition on slavery in America. And while we were there, Christian instructed me to do something I thought was a little bit strange. He told me to take my hand and place it on the brick wlals of the clelar and to slide it along, until I felt these impressions or ridges in the face of the brcik.

Open Cloze

But then after a little while there, Christian actually took me downstairs to the cellars of the mansion. Now, in the cellars of the _______, that's where the enslaved African _________ who managed the house spent most of their time. It's also where they were installing a new exhibition on slavery in America. And while we were there, Christian instructed me to do something I thought was a little bit strange. He told me to take my hand and place it on the brick _____ of the ______ and to slide it along, until I felt these impressions or ridges in the face of the _____.

Solution

  1. americans
  2. walls
  3. mansion
  4. cellar
  5. brick

Original Text

But then after a little while there, Christian actually took me downstairs to the cellars of the mansion. Now, in the cellars of the mansion, that's where the enslaved African Americans who managed the house spent most of their time. It's also where they were installing a new exhibition on slavery in America. And while we were there, Christian instructed me to do something I thought was a little bit strange. He told me to take my hand and place it on the brick walls of the cellar and to slide it along, until I felt these impressions or ridges in the face of the brick.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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jim crow 2
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Important Words

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