Landmarks of African American History

American patriots called it a massacre, and, in the years that followed, that spot beneath the Old State House balcony came to be considered a historic marker of American liberty. It is also a major landmark of African American history ...

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195141180

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 210

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Includes thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and triumphs of African Americans and how they helped shape the rich and varied history of the United States.

Landmarks in African American History

hard to perfect it—that generations will remember the sometimes difficult, often inspirational, but always central role that African Americans have played in the life of our country.”1 Historic landmarks clustered near the museum ...

Author: Michael V. Uschan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420509217

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 106

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This compelling volume describes physical landmarks in African American history and discusses the history associated with those places. The book is organized around thematic chapters that take readers on a virtual tour of landmarks associated with the theme while also describing the people and events that inspired the landmarks. Thematic chapters include: The Slavery Era, African Americans Resist Slavery, The Civil War, Education for Blacks, The Civil Rights Movement, and African American Achievers.

African American History Reconsidered

In order to be commercially and intellectually successful, the next major textbook on African American history must ... As revealed by a perusal of Profiles of Black Museums (1988), Historic Black Landmarks: A Traveler's Guide (1991), ...

Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252077016

Category: Education

Page: 282

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This volume establishes new perspectives on African American history. The author discusses a wide range of issues and themes for understanding and analyzing African American history, the 20th century African American historical enterprise, and the teaching of African American history for the 21st century.

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

Historic Landmarks of Black America. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1991. A guide to major black history sites throughout the country with brief summaries of their significance. Curtis, Nancy C. Black American Historical Sites: An African ...

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151087X

Category: History

Page: 456

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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.

Landmarks of American Women s History

Pflflfi Pllllldlll is a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in the history department at the University of South Carolina and the editor of Reclaiming the Past: Landmarks of Women's History. She was the executive director of the National ...

Author: Page Putnam Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190286962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Throughout history, women have often worked in informal ways and in modest conditions, frequently without monuments or grand examples of architecture preserved to commemorate their accomplishments. Landmarks of American Women's History describes the sites that represent a wide variety of women's experiences and accomplishments. As early as the fourteenth century, the women of New Mexico's Taos Pueblo lived equal lives of responsibility with men, even building most of the pueblo. Mary Chase Perry Stratton's Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan exemplifies women's contributions to the arts. Bryn Mawr College's M. Cary Thomas Library is tangible evidence of Thomas's drive to secure equal educational opportunities for women. The boardinghouse at Boot Cotton Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts provides a glimpse into the daily life of women in the industrial workforce. New York City's United Charities Building was- and still is- the headquarters of numerous reform organizations, many headed by women. In vivid sketches of eleven historic sites from across the country- in addition to numerous related location that act as supporting characters- Page Putnam Miller tells an engaging story of the accomplishments and the lasting influence of women on American history.

A Kid s Guide to African American History

Featuring an overview of the entire scope of African American history, the site has many primary resources and photographs. Education World: Special Theme: ... Historic Landmarks of Black America. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1991.

Author: Nancy I. Sanders

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556526539

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 259

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An updated and expanded activity book designed to foster cultural awareness provides hands-on activities, songs, and games that help bring to life the people and experiences that shaped African-American history. Original.

Historic Landmarks of Black America

HIGHLIGHTS Historic Landmarks of Black America is designed for students seeking information on landmarks and events in African - American history and for travelers planning visits to sites of historical interest .

Author: George Cantor

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Travel

Page: 420

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Describes 300 historical sites including houses, museums, libraries, churches, forts, colleges, and battlefields, that play an important role in Black history

Laws Relating to the National Park Service

African American History Landmark Theme Study Act PUBLIC LAW 102-98 - AUG . 17 , 1991 105 STAT . 485 Public Law 102-98 102d Congress An Act To direct the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a national historic landmark theme study on ...

Author: United States. National Park Service



Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 624

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History. Trail. Landmarks. and. sites. reflect. rich. heritage. of. Black. Americans. NOWHERE in America is there a clearer ... In Georgia, in particular, Black historical landmarks weave an intricate path through more than 200 years of ...





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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.