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In this book the editors present the definitive collection of black vrese in the United States - from the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatly to the postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyakaa. Here is the oracular vision of Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, the laintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Etheridge Knight. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists - including perhaps the tradition's most accomplished practitioner, Sterling A. Brown - whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements - and changed forever not only our national literature but the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesDavid Jackson, Neta JacksonBethany House / 2008 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:
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Learn the powerful, true-life stories about African Americans who've made a difference from the early days of America to today. Black-and-white illustrated portraits accompany each riveting mini-biography. Stories from the lives of Harriet Tubman, Samuel Morris, Charles Albert Tindley, George Washington Carver, Eliza Davis George, John Perkins, Thomas Dorsey and others are all included. 192 pages, paperback.
Life Upon These Shores traces the history of African American from 1513-2008. Archival reproductions of old advertisements, documents, and photos complement the accessible, detailed chapters. Arranged by chronological, momentous stages in the history of Africans in America, from "origins," the American Revolution, ending the slave trade, resistance, war, the "ordeal of Jim Crow," up through the election of Barack Obama, this engaging work provides a fascinating diachronic overview of African-American life. 487 glossy pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American HistoryJeffrey C. StewartRandom House / 1998 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:
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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History presents the only comprehensive, authoritative, and engaging account of the most significant events, individuals, terms, ideas, and social movements that make up the dazzling canvas of African American history--all told in concise and easily read entries, accompanied by over 150 photographs.
The Handy African American History Answer Book is organized chronologically with chapters on biographical figures and history making events in the areas of Civil rights, entertainment, the arts, business, religion, science, sports, and more. The easy-to-browse Q-and-A format is highly readable, featuring header questions with bolded key words and short answers of one or more paragraphs that provide a basic answer. Hundreds of questions are included, and cover the ideas, people, and events that have influenced and changed African-American History. 432 pages, indexed, softcover.
Black Heritage, The Best Book of Black BiographiesCarole MarshGallopade International / 2015 / Trade Paperback$7.79Availability: In StockStock No: WW351180
Perfect as a "jumping off" point to learn more about Black history and the people who've made an incredible difference in the struggle for Civil Rights, this book features short biographical sketches with a list of other Black men and women in the same field/area to research; some features include full sketches, while others include a sentence or two with a bullet-pointed list of facts. 36 pages, indexed, softcover.
Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African-American Oral HistoryCarole MarshGallopade International / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:
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They had no pens and they had no paper, but it didn't matter. Slaves had plenty to say and share - their stories, their sufferings, their wisdom, their wit. Words spoken and tales told completely unfiltered by others can teach young people not only the facts, but the very soul of what happened in the past. Hear the people of the past in their own words through diaries, interviews, quotations, poetry, and songs. 36 pages, softcover. Ages 8-13.
Voting rights activist and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi. She was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised by hardworking parents who were sharecroppers, she was no stranger to poverty or hardship. An inspirational speaker and writer, she used her powerful voice to raise the cause of equality and freedom for all blacks in America and became a defining force in the fight against social injustice during the early years of the civil rights movement. In this documentary, her struggles and triumphs are expressed through her own words as well as those of friends and colleagues. While attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention, Fannie Lou Hamer posed the defining question: "Is this America? The land of the free and the home of the brave? Where we have to sleep with our telephone off the hook, because our lives be threatened daily because we want to live in peace as human beings in America?" She will be remembered for winning the right to vote for Black Americans and exposing America's poverty by giving a voice to those in need. This program is an inspiration to anyone who has ever faced oppression and acts as a powerful reminder of what one individual is capable of achieving in the face of adversity. Bonus Material: Each program includes 24 minutes of Bonus material.
Part of the Black American Experience: African Americans Who Left their Stamp on History DVD Series. Grades 8-12/University. 31 minutes on DVD.
Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman DVDTMW Media Group / DVD$7.99 Retail:
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Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the Presidency. She was an outspoken advocate for women and minorities during the seven terms she served in the House. Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and Blacks in American politics. "Of my two "handicaps" being female put more obstacles in my path than being black." This program is a celebration of her life and a political diary from the 1960's through the 1970's during an era of political transition and social change. The range of Chisholm's activism is explored in depth through her involvement in civil rights, women's rights, and the anti-Vietnam War efforts. We witness the excitement firsthand of Chisholm announcing her candidacy for President with the Democratic Party in 1972, declaring she is not a representative solely of the black or female communities, but "a candidate of the people". Though she did not win the nomination that year, she remained active in politics and served the House of Representatives until her retirement in 1982. In this inspiring program, Shirley Chisholm emerges as a charismatic leader and social reformer that achieved positive change in American politics and society for future generations. Bonus Material: Each program includes 24 minutes of Bonus material.
Part of the Black American Experience: African Americans Who Left their Stamp on History DVD Series. Grades 8-12/University. 20 minutes on DVD.
Based on the bestselling book, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, the film chronicles the ordinary interactions and everyday routines of The Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, and how they are drastically changed after they go visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. Dove approved. Widescreen. Rated PG. Closed captions. Approx. 86 minutes.
Covering the past 500 years of African-American history, from Jamestown through the current day, one-page worksheets explain an important event or person with three "review and write" questions at the bottom. Teach students about slavery, white paternalism, the Dred Scott case, Massacres, reconstruction, poll taxes & literacy tests, the Harlem Renaissance, the Sit-In Movement, the Birmingham Church Bombing, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and more. Multiple choice tests that cover multiple "chapters" are included. 98 pages, softcover, with answer key. Grades 7-12.
There are many voices that are part of Black History, many men and women who are simply ignored. This workbook features 25 lesser-known yet significant people have enriched all of our lives. Discover who was a Union Army spy during the Civil War, planted the American flag on the North Pole, was the first female student pilot, invented refrigerated trucks and more! A biographical reading sheet is included, as well as a page with comprehension questions and "What do you think?" question. 56 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 4-6. Answer Key included.
Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family TreeTony BurroughsSimon & Schuster / 2001 / Trade Paperback$25.19 Retail:
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Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, this book highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.
History of the Civil Rights Movement Coloring BookSteven James PetruccioDover Publications / 2010 / Trade Paperback$3.59 Retail:
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Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, Grades 5-8Cindy BardenCarson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / Trade Paperback$12.59 Retail:
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The Mark Twain American History workbook series provides students in grades 5-8 with opportunities to explore important events in our country's past and learn about the people who made American history. Perfect for supplementing a textbook-based course or as an accompaniment to a unit study, a variety of exercises fit with diverse learning styles.
Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction covers the events that led up to the Civil War, Lincoln's presidency, slavery, Reconstruction, and other concepts through critical thinking, writing, and historical-concept exercises. Bolded vocabulary, time lines, map activities, and suggested reading provide an integrated approach to workbook-learning. 122 reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included. Grades 5-8.
Slavery in the South was a dark chapter in American history, yet in this desperate time, a shining light of hope emerged from the darkness in the Underground Railroad.
Powered by the hearts, minds, and hands of Americans, this network of courageous men and women, safe houses, and secret messages moved close to 100,000 slaves to freedom in the first art of the 19th century.
The stories of the Underground Railroad are full of suspense, compassion, and amazing determination. Meet Harriet Tubman, the "Moses" of her people; "Box" Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a crate; and how slaves passed messages and used the stars to guide themselves to freedom. 28 pages, softcover. Ages 7-14.
Get to know Booker T in this reproducible Biography funbook! Puzzles, riddles, word searches, and other fun activities reinforce the short paragraphs that tell the story of Booker's life. 14 reproducible pages, softcover.
Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on Black History: Pre-Civil War! Laminated and three-hole-punched, this chart includes information on the revolution, the road to civil war, and more. 6-pages (3 double-sided panels).
These History Channel Cards feature 13 African-American women including Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Mabel Keaton Staupers, and Patricia Roberts Harris. Discover their significant historical and cultural contributions. Each deck includes 52 cards and instructions for a special card game.
Decorate your classroom or hallway with Terrific Trimmers! This trimmer features images of Black History icons on a turquoise background." trimmer has straight edges. 3 inches wide, 39 feet long.