Many have heard of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery Bus,
Small museums are loaded with local history. On Juneteenth, I visited such a museum and historic site, The Dr. James
Clifford Alexander, Jr. was the first Black person to serve as Secretary of the United States Army. He was appointed
Mary Eliza Mahoney always wanted to be a nurse. But becoming one was not easy for a young Black girl
Joseph Hayne Rainey fled to Bermuda so he would not have to help the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Harriet Tubman is known for helping enslaved Black Americans escape to freedom. But she did so much more. She helped
Charlotte Forten, teacher, abolitionist, and suffragist grew up surrounded by activism. It's no wonder she got involved in work for
When Black Union soldiers captured the city of Richmond, and took over the Confederate capital, Thomas Morris Chester was there
Sergeant William H. Carney was the first Black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor for bravery during war. He
Lorraine Hanberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun," was the first Broadway play written and produced by a black woman.
Teaching Black History

Kathy Trusty

Kathy loves all history, particularly African American history. She authors Black History Blog Posts to make it easy for parents and teachers, of K-8 students, to share a little black history every week. Download FREE Mini Bio Worksheet for Grades 4 – 8 to turn blog articles into an activity for students at home and in the classroom.