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Amistad Friendship Craft
The word amistad means friendship. During Black History Month this word often comes up because it was also the name, ironically, of one of the slave ships taking unknowing people from Africa to America where they were forced into slavery. Yet amistad has come to represent much more—the hard work and friendships of abolitionists and activists that fought for a society free of slavery. This is a perfect opportunity to talk about friendship with your child. What does friendship mean? How is your child able to see the good in her friends, even if they are very different? This craft provides your child with an opportunity to explore her own thoughts on friendship.