Posts Tagged:Black History

Five Black Historical Facts that Your Child will Never Learn in School (Part 1)

Most of our schools give history from their own perspective, and not ours. This leads to warped perspectives for young black children, low self-esteem, and a peculiar form of intellectual inadequacy. It’s up to us to fill in that void to ensure that our children learn everything they need to know. In this video, History…

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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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TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived

Mansa Musa, African king of the Mali Empire in the 14th century, is estimated to be the richest man in history with an estimated net worth of $400 billion. In this video, Jessica Smith tells the story of how the Mansa Musa used his power, influence, and fortune to put his empire on the map. Originally…

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Dr. Tyra Seldon: Why the Controversy about Who Built the White House is a Reflection of America’s Education System

By Tyra Seldon When Michelle Obama gave her speech at the DNC, she referenced the paradox of a Black family living in the White House, a house built by enslaved African-Americans. Social media erupted; some people were in awe, others were dismayed, and yet others questioned the validity of her assertions. As a student of…

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

[easyazon_link identifier=”1556526539″ locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]A Kid’s Guide to African American History[/easyazon_link] 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 the mobile X-ray device, and the inventor of peanut butter. Throughout the book,…...

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From the Library: The African-American Audio Experience

The [easyazon_link identifier=”006053527X” locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]The African-American Audio Experience[/easyazon_link] 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…...

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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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