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

By Nancy I. Sanders

What do a lot of these humans have in universal: the 1st guy to die within the American Revolution, a onetime leader of the Crow state, the inventors of peanut butter and the transportable X-ray desktop, and the 1st individual to make a wood clock in this state? They have been all nice African americans. for folks and lecturers attracted to fostering cultural knowledge between kids of all races, this e-book contains greater than 70 hands-on actions, songs, and video games that educate childrens in regards to the humans, reviews, and occasions that formed African American heritage. This increased version comprises new fabric all through, together with additional info and biographies. little ones can have enjoyable designing an African masks, creating a medallion like these worn by means of early abolitionists, enjoying the rhyming video game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and making a harmony cup for Kwanzaa. alongside the best way they're 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 couple of.

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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. Not only a soldier, Barzillai Lew was also a fifer (flute player) and drummer. He fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill as well as at other battles. A young Richard Allen drove wagonloads of salt from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the troops inland. During the war, salt was more pre- 39 cious than gold to starving soldiers who needed salt to preserve meat for food.

Each ship usually had a captain and a crew of 8 to 15 men. The cargo hold on the ship was filled with slaves. Most ships tried to carry as many captured slaves as possible so they could sell them and get the most money. They did this even though it made the ship unsafe. Slaves were chained together and crowded so closely against each other that they couldn’t move. Conditions were unbearable. There were separate areas for the men, women, and children. Often, during the trip, there was a shortage of food and water.

States wrote laws called slave codes that said slaves were not allowed to do things such as learn to read or write. The slave codes even said that it was against the law for slaves to get married. One by one, these new laws took away all the personal rights of Africans who were brought to America and forced to live as slaves in a new and unfamiliar land. Fort Mose While the British were busy establishing colonies along the eastern shore of present-day America, Spain’s settlement at St. Augustine, Florida, continued to flourish.

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