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Ruby Bridges visits with the President and her portrait

Ruby Bridges visits with the President and her portrait

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The American Civil War - American History for Kids! In the 1850s AD, white people in the southern part of the United States were getting more and more angry with rich people who lived in the North. One reason was that these northern rich people were getting richer from new factories they were building, and the southern rich people were not. Men and women and kids working as slaves in Alabama (1861) Poor people were coming from all over Europe to work in the northern factories, but they didn't come to the South, so in the South rich land-owners still forced African-American people to work as slaves in their big cotton and tobacco fields. People in the North wanted to make the southern land-owners free these people, because they thought slavery was unfair. The African-Americans thought that sounded good.

Ferguson shooting: Barack Obama calls for peace amid protests in wake of police shooting Updated US president Barack Obama has called for peace on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. The president's call came as Missouri's governor moved to calm tensions in the mostly black suburb of St Louis by putting an African-American captain from the state's Highway Patrol in charge of the policing operation. Protesters have been engaged in nightly stand-offs with heavily armed police since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot on Saturday during what authorities said was a struggle over a gun in a police car.

Fighting for the Right to Love – Speakeasy News Loving tells the astonishing true story of an American couple who married in 1958 and spent the first nine years of their marriage fighting the segregationist laws that found them guilty of the crime of loving someone who was a different colour. Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were childhood sweethearts in Virginia. When Mildred became pregnant, the couple decided to marry. Civil Rights for Kids: African-American Civil Rights Movement History >> Civil Rights for Kids March on Washington Aug 28, 1963from the United States Information Agency The African-American Civil Rights Movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality that took place for over 100 years after the Civil War. Leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T.

Amistad (film about slavery) BlueOrangeGreenPinkPurple Welcome to our blog, stranger :) Hey blog visitors! Here we are going to talk about a very important subject , Multiculturalism. Ferguson shooting: State of emergency, curfew declared as tensions escalate again over fatal shooting of black teenager Updated Missouri governor Jay Nixon has announced a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of racially-charged protests following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Speaking at a church near Ferguson, Mr Nixon said the eyes of the world were watching the suburban St Louis community, which has been hit by unrest since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. "This is the test of whether a community – this community, any community – can break the cycle of fear, distrust and violence, and replace them [sic] with peace, strength and, ultimately, justice," he said. Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson, who is now overseeing security in Ferguson, said a curfew from midnight until 5:00am will be in place until further notice.

February is Black History Month – Speakeasy News It’s changed names and format several times since 1924, but February is the month when schools, cultural institutions and the general public celebrate the African-Americans whose stories have often been left out of official history books. The celebration of black history is credited to Dr Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian with a doctorate from Harvard, who helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. The ASNLH launched the Negro History and Literature Week in 1924, and by the late 1960s the week had turned into a month. Why February?

Amistad Lesson Plan - Slavery; Abolition; John Quincy Adams One of the Best! This movie is on TWM's short list of the best movies to supplement classes in United States History, High School Level.SUBJECTS — U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity; SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Justice; Courage; Rebellion; Human Rights;MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect; Caring; Citizenship. Age: 14+; MPAA Rating -- R (for violence and language); Drama; 1996; 138 minutes; Color. Available from Description: This movie is a fictionalized account of the 1839 revolt by illegally enslaved Africans aboard the Spanish ship, Le Amistad.

Racist video: University of Oklahoma expels Sigma Alpha Epsilon student fraternity after chant recorded on phone Updated An entire student fraternity has been kicked off a university campus in the US southern state of Oklahoma after its members were recorded taking part in a racist chant. Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were recorded chanting words to the effect that their organisation would never admit a black member. The chant used offensive language, including the term "nigger", and included references to lynchings. Oklahoma University president David Boren responded immediately. "This has broken my heart that this could happen on our campus," he said.

Oscars 2017: NotSoWhite – Speakeasy News The 2016 Oscars received as much publicity for the people and subjects it didn’t honour as the red-carpet dresses or the tearful speeches. The #OscarsSoWhite campaign complained that the nominations to all four top categories only featured white faces and white stories. The 2017 nominations are a radical change. Even if the nostalgic musical La La Land runs off with a record number of trophies on 26 February, the nominations will have celebrated a much greater range of experiences. Slavery : Activities - Cartoons - Cinema - Facts - History - Lesson plans - Listening - Maps - Photos - Paintings - Posters - Poems - PowerPoint Presentations - Songs - Stories - Videos - Vocabulary - Webquests The Fugitive Slave Act and the Underground Railroad "In 1899, Harriet Tubman purchased a home in Auburn, New York. Tubman, after escaping slavery, lead, on 15 trips to the South, hundreds of Blacks to freedom, via The Underground Railroad, in the North and Canada. This webpage discusses the Underground Railroad (UGRR). It was the Fugitive Slave Act which increased the necessity of the UGRR." + MAPS (

Civil Rights Movement in America 9.2​Part I: Case Studies Principal focus: Students apply historical inquiry methods within a range of historical contexts to investigate key features, issues, individuals, groups, events, concepts and other forces in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Outcomes Students: P1.1​describe the role of key individuals, groups and events of selected studies from the eighteenth century to the present