Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche (1903-1971) was a diplomat, peace negotiator, advisor to presidents and the first African American to win the Nobel
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John S Rock
John S. Rock was the first black attorney admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Rock was born to
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Fannie Lou Hamer
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? She was born to sharecropper parents on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi. The
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James Beckwourth
Who was James Beckwourth? He was an explorer, scout, fur trapper and mountain man. James Beckwourth (1798-1866) was born into
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Benjamin Fletcher
Benjamin Fletcher (1890-1949) was a union leader and organizer in the early 1900’s. He joined the Industrial Workers of the
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Bayard Rustin
Organizing and managing logistics for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a massive undertaking. While most
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Larry Doby
Larry Doby was the second African American to play major league baseball and the first to play in the American
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Mary Fields
In July 1775 the Second Continental Congress established the US postal system. Enslaved men, who worked for transportation contractors were
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Mary Church Terrell
Though less known than others, she was an important figure in the fight for equal rights and should be included
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Ella Baker
Who Was Ella Baker? Ella Baker, although less known than others, was an important civil rights leader during the 1950s
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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.