Benjamin Fletcher (1890-1949) was a union leader and organizer in the early 1900’s. He joined the Industrial Workers of the
Organizing and managing logistics for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a massive undertaking. While most
Larry Doby was the second African American to play major league baseball and the first to play in the American
In July 1775 the Second Continental Congress established the US postal system. Enslaved men, who worked for transportation contractors were
Though less known than others, she was an important figure in the fight for equal rights and should be included
Who Was Ella Baker? Ella Baker, although less known than others, was an important civil rights leader during the 1950s
Before the establishment of the United States Coast Guard, there was the United States Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service was
Did you know that Anthony Bowen founded the first black YMCA? Bowen was born into slavery in Prince George’s County,
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Alexander T Augusta was one of at least thirteen black civil war physicians. Because of his skin color Alexander T
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.