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Read Thru History: Black History Timeline to 1954

Read Thru History: Black History Timeline to 1954

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Read Through History: Civil Rights Timeline 1954-1968
Read Through History: Civil Right Timeline Since 1968

Sometimes history homework can be overwhelming. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. It’s also hard sometimes because history can be very sad. It is hard to learn about things like slavery or the holocaust; to know that these things happened and that large numbers of people suffered unjustly. I really liked Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it. It helps to have a firm but comforting voice tell the story to help us hear the truth and talk through it. This book also
has the BEST paintings by illustrator Kadir Nelson. This book is a good place to start to begin learning about African American history. Another great one is Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives & Dreams Brought to Life. In it, author and illustrator Ashley Bryan uses original slave auction and plantation artifacts to make his fictional stories come to life. This book was named a 2017 Newbery Medal Honor Book as well a 2017 Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book for both writing and illustration.

Listed below is a timeline of important events of early African American history. For each event a few books are listed, both fiction and non-fiction. Take a book walk through history to learn about these fascinating, determined, brave people who endured horrifying hardships during their long quest for freedom.


1700s: the Colonial Period & the U.S. Revolution


ChainsAnswering the Cry for Freedom Stories of African-Americans and the American RevolutionNever ForgottenMumbet's Declaration of IndependenceFort Mose

Early 1800s: Slavery & the Underground Railroad


UndergroundFreedom in Congo SquareHenry's Freedom BoxMinty: a Story of Young Harriet TubmanMoses When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomPassenger on the PearlShow WaySojourner Truth's Step Stomp StrideWords Set Me FreeMaritchaThis Our Dark CountryDave the PotterCapital DaysQuilt's of Gee's Bend

Late 1800s: the U.S. Civil War & Emancipation

Elijah of BuxtonBuffalo SoldiersBlack Stars of Civil War TimesDays of JubileeEmancipation ProclamationFree at Last Stories and Songs of the EmancipationTwo Friends Susan B. Anthony and Frederick DouglassAbraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass the Story Behind an American FriendshipAfrican Americans in the Civil WarAll Different NowPhilip Reid Saves the Statue of FreedomSteamboat School

Early 1900s: World War I 1914-1918, the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance


Mare's WarBud Not BuddyRoll of Thunder Hear My CryStella by StarlightHarlem HellfightersOne Last WordThe Mighty Miss MaloneWe Are the ShipSchools of Hope

Late 1900s to 1954: World War II 1939-1945, Jackie Robinson


The Book ItchDaring Play How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Changed BaseballThe Tuskegee AirmenThe Wind FlyersThe Port Chicago 50The Girl from the Tar Paper School

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Black History: Slavery

Black History: Slavery

Heart and Soul

Featured Book: Heart and Soul History can be overwhelming. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. I really like Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it.

This book shows how a country can go from thinking a black person was property to having a black president. It explains how changes were slowly made to help make that happen. And it has the BEST paintings. Author: Kadir Nelson

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Books:

Stolen Moses Stitches Passenger on the Pearl
Words Underground NoMore America
Chains Elijah Jefferson Henry
Mumbet Volcano Beneath the Snow All Different Now HeartSoul
Which Way to Freedom

 


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To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Indiana & Indianapolis Landmarks

Indiana & Indianapolis Landmarks

Websites:

  • The Indianapolis Zoo
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway History
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
  • College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend
  • Banker’s Life Field House
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
  • Levi Coffin House
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • James Whitcomb Riley Museum
  • President Benjamin Harrison Home

  • Books:

    Blues Road Trip Hinkle Fieldhouse Historic Hoosier Gyms Little Indiana Small Town Destinations
    Parke County Indianas Covered Bridge Capital Stacks
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    Indiana History

    Indiana History

    Indiana at 200

    If you have Indiana history homework this page will help you get started tracking down facts and finding information about Indiana. Here are some more pages to help you get started:


    Indiana History Artifacts from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

    TCM Logo 150 Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – A collection of photos of 1,000 artifacts from the museum collection – selected objects range over school subjects from Social Studies to Science to Geography with a particular emphasis on Indiana. Browse the Collection
    Madam CJ Walker Wonderful Hair Grower Door Latch to Levi Coffin's House 205 Benjamin Harrison Medal
    Wonderful Hair Grower
    Madam CJ Walker
    Door Latch
    Levi Coffin’s House
    1888 Campaign Ribbon
    Benjamin Harrison

    Books:

    Indiana Bicentennial Indiana Bicentennial 2 Indiana Bicentennial 3 Indiana Bicentennial 4

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    Read Right Now! BLACK HISTORY

    Read Right Now! BLACK HISTORY

    Click on one of the book jackets to hear a story:

    No Mirrors in My Nana's HouseWhite Socks OnlyCatching the MoonHarlemPicture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

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    To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

    WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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