African American History

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.

African American History Chapters

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes

African American History Learning Tasks

Determining point of view

Analyzing the use of source material

Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Identifying Common Character Traits from Several Sources

Character Traits of Heros

African American History Audios

Thomas ("Daddy") Rice created a character ("Jim Crow") which he incorporated into his popular minstrel show.

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was born 21 years after the United States Supreme Court declared that "separate but equal" - between whites and people of...

African American History Audio Narrations

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., was an African-American hero who was also a leader in wartime aviation history.

Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.

Sickened by the slave trade, William Wilberforce begins a 20-year quest to end the practice.

Audio narration of “Meet the Red Tails,” a chapter in an Awesome Story about "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the "Red Tail" missions.

Audio narration of “Red Tail Escorts,” a chapter in an Awesome Story about "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen who flew the "Red Tail" missions.

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