African American History Chapters

Descendants of African-Americans who began their lives in America as kidnapped slaves were then deprived of civil rights by "Jim Crow" laws. Leaders inspired others to overcome racial prejudice and legal obstacles. These stories highlight the ups and downs of black history.

Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

Douglass is not the only one speaking out and writing against slavery; even children's books condemn it.

Slave children like Fred had little clothing or food, no bedding, no education, and saw frequent and bloody beatings.

Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

John Newton wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" years after a dangerous sea voyage.

Part of the fabric of American life, cowboys have been the subject of books, movies and other romanticized tales. In reality, the life of an American ...

Completing all the physical tasks required, Brashear becomes the Navy's first amputee diver.

Disregarding death threats due to his race, Brashear graduates from diving school.

Anna and Douglass help escaping slaves on the Underground Railway and publish his abolitionist newspaper North Star.

Blacks are in favor of forced busing to get educational equality, but whites protest.

Fisher authors his own life's story and screen play.

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