Posts Tagged:African American History

TED-Ed: The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You

Slavery has occurred throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade stands out for its global scale, its lasting legacy and its vestigial implications. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic, and personal impact of this massive historical injustice which still affects millions of African Americans today. “The Atlantic slave trade also contributed to the development…

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TED-Ed: How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, explains how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture. “Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be…

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13 Popular Sayings You Should Avoid as a Teacher

After many years on the job, many teachers can recall phrases that they regret saying to their students. Today, not only are numerous teachers still saying these things, but many are unaware that they are causing harm to their students. These regretful phrases may influence students’ motivation and affect them in a negative way, which impacts how well teachers…

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Educational Games: A Kid’s Guide to African American History

This entry is part of 1 in the series A Kid's SeriesThis entry is part of 1 in the series A Kid’s Series by Nancy I. Sanders applies a unique approach to educating children on African-American history. Sanders highlights key people in history, such as the first American to make a wooden clock, the inventor of...

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From the Library: The African-American Audio Experience

The  is an audiobook comprised of multiple prose, poems, and theater performances drawn from influential voices throughout African-American history. The 20th century is notable for the massive contributions made by people of color in American literature. Many of these authors addressed the struggle against white supremacy for equality, as well as the bright lives that rose from this struggle. Some…...

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Beyond the United States: Black Internationalism

Black internationalism “captures African Americans global racial consciousness…the way in which they engage the world…understanding that the challenges facing people of African descent in the United States needs to be understood within a larger context… linked to the challenges of people across the globe.” Historian Keisha Blain gives this superb definition of black internationalism in the…

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“He Talk Funny:” Articulate While Black

In the past, racism towards blacks has been commonly viewed as an overt action by white people to perpetuate their superiority and maintain the white hegemonic structure. Jim Crow Laws allowed white people to have better restaurants, water fountains, and movie theaters, while blacks were given inadequate and inferior spaces purposely and openly. However, in…

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Educational Games: Freedom – The Underground Railroad

is a cooperative design game developed by Brian Mayer and published by Academy Games. The game is for one to four players; it is the first in a set of Freedom Games to be issued by the publisher. It has received great praise and accolades in its approach, which enables the player to end slavery in…...

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The First Black Schools Disproved White Supremacists’ Views

Horace Mann Bond, father of the late Civil Rights leader, Julian Bond,  went to the rural South to study African-American schools towards the beginning of the Great Depression. Surprisingly, he brought back images that many could not believe at the time: African American children wanted to, and yearned to, be educated. For the first time in history,…

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