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African American History
African American History: An Introduction | Joanne Turner-Sadler
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Every year more colleges and high schools are offering classes (and often making them required classes) in black history. Joanne Turner-Sadler provides a concise and probing treatment of 400 years of black history in America that can be used with age groups ranging from lower high school to college. In African American History: An Introduction the author touches on key figures and events that have shaped African American culture beginning with a look at Africa and its various civilizations and the migration of the African people to America. Some essential topics covered are: the struggle with slavery, the role African Americans played in America’s wars (including the current war in Iraq), race riots and unions, the NAACP, civil rights, and black power movements, the Harlem Renaissance, issues in education, the journey into the West, legal cases such as Plessy vs. Ferguson and Brown vs. Board of Education, African Americans as athletes, entertainers, and statesmen. This book is an indispensable addition to all library collections as well as a teaching tool for instructors. It is heavily illustrated (photos, maps, timelines) with useful end-of-the-chapter questions and activities for further study and includes a handy bibliography of suggested readings and an index. New in this edition is a section on the historic election of Barack Obama, the first African American president of the United States. Interesting connections Obama has to past presidents are explored as well. This edition also contains enhanced discussions of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, and the historic positions both held.
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#juneteenth. June 19, 1865 Freedom Day. Today I celebrate Freedom Day and those that came before me and those that fight with me for equality.

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I was lucky enough to go on a school trip to see the National African American History and Culture Museum. I can't wait to go back. I didnt get to spend nearly enough time in there. I can't tell you how amazing it was to see my culture and my history represented so beautifully! I was filled with pride and love! There was so much melanin and black beauty. But so much history filled with pain.

Leetha_rose One of my favorite museums! 2y
Merethebookgal Very cool!! I can't wait to visit 😊 2y
TheNextBook @Leetha_rose It was so amazing! So amazing! 2y
TheNextBook @Merethebookgal I have to go back! I didnt get enough. I didnt get to read every single thing and digest every single moment. 2y
kspenmoll Cannot wait to get to DC and visit! 2y
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On Tuesday, I visited the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. I was only there for about 2.5 hours, so I only made it through the culture part of the museum. One of the docents suggested we do that part because of the amount of time we had before it closed. It is one of the best museums I have ever visited. My kudos to the curators. Now I have to make plans to go see the rest of it. Next tix available in April.