Cultures of America: 
African American Resources
Title Author Date Description
1001 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Jeffrey C. Stewart, Pithy   Provocative essays link both the famous and the neglected people, terms, ideas, events, and social movements of African American history to larger issues of social change, illustrated with over 150 black-and-white images.
A KID'S GUIDE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Nancy I. Sanders   Includes more than 70 activities The first man to die fighting in the American Revolution, a one-time chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of the banjo, peanut butter, first American clock, and many others, were all great African Americans. For parents and teachers interested in fostering cultural awareness among children of all races, this book teaches kids about the people, experiences and events that shaped African American history.In this book they will learn about inspiring African American artists, inventors and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Langston Hughes, Rosa Parks and Louis Armstrong, to name a few.Grades 2-6.
A Salute to Black Civil Rights Leaders Empak 1987 Brief biological sketches of major civil rights leader.
A Salute to Black Civil Rights Leaders: Instructor's Manual Empak 1990 A teacher's guide, with activities and discussion questions, to teaching "A Salute to Black Civil Rights Leaders. 3 copies.
A Salute to Historic Black Women Empak 1984 Brief biological sketches of important African-American women.
ABOUT BLACK AMERICA: 1977   Activity Book. A 32-page workbook which includes a pre-test on black history, a brief history of black Americans in comic book form, and sixteen pages of activities, including word puzzles and identification of famous blacks.Upper elementary.
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THEIR IMPACT ON U.S. HISTORY Doris Hunter Metcalf 1992 A resource book of historical information and reproducible activity sheets designed to explore the role of African-Americans during ten major eras in American history.Covers the Colonial Era to Martin Luther King. Grades 5-9.
African Americans Who Made a Difference Scholastic, Inc. (pub.) 1996 Fifteen plays about important African American leaders and activists. Designed for grades 4-8.
AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE   1996 15 Plays for the Classroom.Lights go up on George Washington Carver, age seven, tinkering in his secret garden--a foreshadowing of his evolution into a pioneering botanist.These reproducible classroom plays not only promote the importance of African Americans in history but also foster oral literacy, reading skills, and self-confidence.Grades 4-8.
AMAZING AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: Diane Patrick. 1998 A Book of Answers for Kids.How were Africans Americans captured for slavery?Who are the Black Muslims?What was the Harlem Renaissance?In addition to asking and answering hundreds of questions, this illustrated book profiles noted African Americans and uncovers some historical nuggets from Colonial times to the hopeful 1990's.
America's Civil Rights Movement Sara Bullard, ed. 1992 This includes the movie "A Time for Justice", about the civil rights movement told by participants, and a copy of the book Free at Last, which discusses the various martyrs during that period. Teacher's guide is missing.
BHEA Vol. I: Historic Black Women Empak 1990 Brief biological sketches of important African-American women. 31 copies.
BHEA Vol. I: Historic Black Women Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Historic Black Women" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. II: Black Scientists and Inventors Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Black Scientists and Inventors" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. III: Historic Black Pioneers Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Historic Black Pioneers" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. IV: Black Civil Rights Leaders Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Black Civil Rights Leaders" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. IV: Black Civil Rights Leaders Empak 1990 Biographical sketches of 12 famous black civil rights leaders.
BHEA Vol. IX: Blacks in the Federal Government Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Blacks in the Federal Government" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. IX: Blacks in the Federal Government Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 influential African American civil servants.
BHEA Vol. V: Historic Black Abolitionists Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 famous black abolitionists.
BHEA Vol. VI: African Kings and Queens Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "African Kings and Queens" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. VI: African Kings and Queens Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 important rulers in African history.
BHEA Vol. VII: Historic Black Firsts Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Historic Black Firsts" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. VII: Historic Black Firsts Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 African Americans who broke ground by being the first black in various categories.
BHEA Vol. VIII: Historic Blacks in the Arts Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Historic Blacks in the Arts" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. VIII: Historic Blacks in the Arts Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 African American writers, artists, and musicians.
BHEA Vol. X: Historic Black Educators Empak 1990 An instructor's manual for teaching "Historic Black Educators" from Empak.
BHEA Vol. X: Historic Black Educators Empak 1991 Biographical sketches of 12 African Americans who were influential in launching black education in the years after the Civil War.
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 Bruce Ragsdale & Joel Treese 1990 The House of Representatives has issued this book, which contains 2-3 page biographical sketches of African-American congressmen and women.
Black Chronicle Clarence Kailin 1991 An extended timeline/chronology of African Americans from the first slaves at Jamestown through 1990.
BLACK HISTORY AND THE NEWSPAPER CJ. Thatcher 1991 These 64 engaging newspaper-based activities highlight the accomplishments of outstanding African Americans.Students use critical thinking skills by analyzing information in all sections of the newspaper in order to write articles, do research projects, and complete activities which motivate them to reflect on the black experience in American society.Grades 7 - 12.65 pp.
Black History Month: The Struggle for Rights Mark Corsey, ed. 1983 The history of the civil rights struggle
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: THE STRUGGLE FOR RIGHTS. Mark Corsey, Editor.   Cobblestone, the monthly history magazine for young people.Volume4, Number 2.
CAPE VERDEANS IN AMERICA: Our Story. Raymond Anthony Almeida 1978 By The American Committee for Cape Verde, Inc., Boston, Mass., 1978.Attempts to provide a framework for thinking about the experience of Cape Verdeans who settled in the U.S. before 1922.Deals with issues faced by Cape Verdean immigrants such as racism, economic exploitation and the effects of past colonialism. Secondary.
CHILDREN OF PROMISE.     Vivid examples of literature and art draw readers of all ages into the African American experience in this anthology.Important historical figures provide the framework.Full-color reproductions of artwork, black-and-white photographs, and writing give depth and clarity. Among the many voices are Frederick Douglas, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Julia Ward Howe, James Chapin, Horace Pippin.
Concern: Race Betsy Bliss 1970 An examination of the various ways in which discrimination is still alive and well in America.
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE: FIGHTING CULTURAL MISINFORMATION ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS Farai Chideya   Written by a former Newsweek staffer, this eye-opening study issues hard statistical evidence from government studies, research reported, and public opinion polls to back up its provocative assertion that "American Journalism is often misleading, myopic, and unreliable when it comes to detailing the lives of “African Americans.”
Educator's Sourcebook of African American Heritage Johnnie Miles et. al. 2001 A collection of over 330 lists of African American achievements in various areas, divided into 11 major sections and also featuring "spotlights" on various groundbreakers.
Flashcards: Famous Black Civil Rights Leaders Unknown Unknown 8 1/2 by 11 flashcards, with black and white sketches on the front and brief biographical sketches on the back.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: FIGHTER FOR FREEDOM. Carolyn P. Yoder, Editor-in-Chief   Cobblestone, the monthly history magazine for young people. . Volume 10, Number 2.
Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement Sara Bullard, ed. Unknown A brief history of the civil rights struggle, with biographical sketches of 40 prominent activists who lost their lives in that struggle.
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road Julius Lester 1998 A book which challenges blacks and whites to think about the effects of slavery through both text and beautifully rendered pictures.
HARRIET TUBMAN: 1820?--1913 - THE WOMAN CALLED MOSES. Frances Nankin, Editor 1981 Cobblestone, the monthly history magazine for young people. .Volume 2, Number 2.
International Tribute to MLK, Jr. Varied 1979 The text of tributes that many noted world leaders gave to MLK in 1979 (MLK's 50th birthday)
KWANZAA. Haki R. Madhubuti 1972 A guide to celebrating Kwanzaa.Explains some of the myths associated with this holiday as well as the qualities that make it uniquely African American.
Kwanzaa: An Everyday Resource and Instructional Guide David Anderson 1993 A teacher's guide to teaching Kwanzaa to children, with a brief lesson on Swahili included.
Lessons from History: A Celebration of Blackness Jawanza Kunjufu 1987 A brief history of the African continent and its people
Martin Luther King, Jr.: 1929-1968 California State Dept. of Education 1983 A guide to the life of MLK, with activities, worksheets, and copies of various speeches.
MLK, Jr.: His Life and Dream Christine Farris 1986 A teacher's manual, with ten lesson plans, for teaching intermediate-level students about MLK and his life achievements.
Now is Your Time! Walter Dean Myers 1991 A cross-section on slavery and the civil rights movement, with interweaving stories about several of the major participants.
OH, FREEDOM!KIDS TALK ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT WITH PEOPLE WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Casey King and Linda Barrett Osborne   In her foreword, Rosa Parks calls this book a "powerful and intensely personal oral history of ordinary people." Comprised of the transcripts of 31 interviews conducted by young teenagers, this book is divided into three parts, each preceded by a brief historical overview.
Paul Robeson Eloise Greenfield 1975 A biography of the famous actor and singer.
Remembering Slavery Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, Steven Miller, ed. 1998 Firsthand accounts and recollections by former slaves about their experiences.
Resources for MLK, Jr. Day David Shiman & Elise Guyette 1999 Includes activities and copies or excerpts from some of MLK's most notable speeches.
SHINING LEGACY: A Treasury ofStorytales and Tales for the Young. Nkechi Taifa 1983 So Black Heroes forever will be sung.Celebrates African-American role models in the form of stories and poems.Includes people such as John Coltrane, Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Sojourner Truth.
SLAVERY IN THE 19TH CENTURY: A UNIT OF STUDY FOR GRADES 5-8 Pearson, J. & Robertson, J.   The continuing narrative provides the context in which the dramatic moment is situated.Dramatic moments are based on primary sources, taken from documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers and literature from the period under study.Within this unit you will find Teacher Background Material, and lesson plans with student resources.National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, LA.
TEACHING/ LEARNING ANTI-RACISM A DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH Louise Derman-Sparks and Carol Brunson Phillips   Provides both a how to and a conceptual framework to help teachers and educators adapt anti-racism education.The authors have offered us enlightenment, potential directions for action and a level of hope.I do not know if the virus of racism /white supremacy can be eliminated.I believe that if it can, it will be in large measure because of the type of work presented here.
The African American Family Album Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler 1995 An account of the African American experience in America from slavery to the civil rights movement. Includes many eyewitness accounts.
The African Meeting House in Boston Wm. S. Parsons & Margaret Drew 1992 A description of the famous Boston chapel, which served as a rallying point for abolitionists and civil rights activists.
THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT. Carolyn P. Yoder, Editor-in-Chief. 1993 Cobblestone, the monthly history magazine for young people.February 1993 Issue, Volume 14, Number 2.
THE BLACK AMERICANS: A history in their Own words, 1619-1983.     A condensed and updated edition of the award-wining social and political history of Black America.Illustrated with photographs and period prints, this book collects letters, speeches, memoirs, and testimonies recording the experiences of Black Americans from the landing of the first slave ship in 1619 to the present.Each of the 57 sections contains a historical introduction and a vivid testimony.
The Civil Rights Movement for Kids Mary Turck 2000 A children's guide to the civil rights movement, including the bus boycott, sit-ins, Freedom Riders, and a discussion of where the movement is goint today. 21 interactive activities included.
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE.     Lessons based on historical documents examine an era of vigorous cultural growth that coalesced around a group of creative young writers, artist, musicians, and powerful social thinkers.
The Kwanzaa Coloring Book Valerie Banks 1985 A coloring book that also explains the essential principles of Kwanzaa.
The World House Martin Luther King, Jr. 1967 A speech by MLK about the necessity of cooperation among all of the world's people.
Understanding and Educating African-American Children Wm. Jenkins 1992 This folder contains a book and several pamphlets on different aspects of how to educate African-Americans children.
WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA? Beverly Daniel Tatum   A psychologist and professor at Mount Holyoke College, provides a detailed explanation of racial identity and development for people of color and whites.For those looking for a roadmap to explore issues of race in schools and society, this remarkable book, infused with great wisdom and humanity, tells us where to start.