Black History Month: Why did blacks own slaves?

In honor of black history month, I am doing a 3-part video series on slavery in America. I am not a historian. However, I can read what other historians and academics have detailed in their findings and present them to you in a witty and (hopefully) remarkable way.

In this episode…

Why did free blacks in pre-civil war America own slaves? Was it purely for altruistic reasons? Umm… no. Tune in to see what I mean.