In July 1775 the Second Continental Congress established the US postal system. Enslaved men, who worked for transportation contractors wereRead more.
Mary Church Terrell
Though less known than others, she was an important figure in the fight for equal rights and should be includedRead more.
Who Was Ella Baker? Ella Baker, although less known than others, was an important civil rights leader during the 1950sRead more.
Before the establishment of the United States Coast Guard, there was the United States Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service wasRead more.
Did you know that Anthony Bowen founded the first black YMCA? Bowen was born into slavery in Prince George’s County,Read more.
How well do students know Frederick Douglass? Do they know that he recruited troops to fight in the Civil War,Read more.
Alexander T Augusta
Alexander T Augusta was one of at least thirteen black civil war physicians. Because of his skin color Alexander TRead more.
Do students know that Robert Smalls was hailed as a hero during the Civil War? Robert Smalls, who was bornRead more.
369th Infantry Regiment
African Americans in World War I…who were they? If you’re teaching World War I, African American soldiers that made upRead more.
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