A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 by Nancy I. Sanders

By Nancy I. Sanders

What do some of these humans have in universal: the 1st guy to die within the American Revolution, a onetime leader of the Crow country, the inventors of peanut butter and the transportable X-ray computer, and the 1st individual to make a wood clock in this nation? They have been all nice African americans. for folks and academics attracted to fostering cultural expertise between childrens of all races, this publication comprises greater than 70 hands-on actions, songs, and video games that train children in regards to the humans, reports, and occasions that formed African American historical past. This multiplied variation includes new fabric all through, together with additional info and biographies. kids can have enjoyable designing an African masks, creating a medallion like these worn through early abolitionists, enjoying the rhyming video game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and making a team spirit cup for Kwanzaa. alongside the way in which they are going to know about inspiring African American artists, inventors, and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and Louis Armstrong, to call a number of.

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Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima (1762–1829) march many miles to the sea, he was sold and put on a slave ship heading to America. He survived the trip and landed in Mississippi to be sold as a slave. For more than B orn in Africa, Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima was the 20 years he was forced to be a slave. He married again, but son of a chief. At 12, Ibrahima was sent to Tim- never stopped longing for his freedom. Finally, he wrote a buktu for his education and Moslem training. In this great letter asking for his freedom.

Fort Mose was in a key geographical position. Just south of the British colonies, it was established as the northern outpost of Spanish-owned territory. It was the first line of defense against British troops marching south into Florida or launching attacks by sea. Over the years, Fort Mose’s Black Militia put up a courageous and strong defense against various attacks until the Treaty of Paris in 1763. At this time, Florida was given to the British. Most of the free blacks from Fort Mose moved and resettled in Cuba.

Shortly after their initial training, they joined several white troops at the Battle of Rhode Island. This regiment of more than 90 ex-slaves and 30 freemen distinguished themselves by holding firm against three fierce attacks from British and Hessian (German) soldiers. As they bravely held their ground, their heroic fighting helped the American army escape safely behind them with all their equipment. The First Rhode Island Regiment continued to fight until the end of the war. African Americans served during the war in a variety of capacities.

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