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African American soldiers
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 4.9
After Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, some 180,000 African American soldiers fought for the Union cause in the Civil War.
Format: article
African American Moravian log church
African American Moravian log church
This small log church was built in Salem, North Carolina in 1823 as the Moravian church for African Americans. In 1861, the African American congregation moved to a larger brick church.
Format: image/photograph
African American school, Forsyth County
African American school, Forsyth County
Circa 1870 photo of the first school for African Americans in Forsyth County. The school was built near Salem in 1867 on Moravian lands south of Salem Creek.
Format: image/photograph
Montford Point Marine Museum
Visit this museum which preserves the legacy of the Montford Point Marines, African American Marines who served with courage and pride from 1942 to 1949.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
African American Cultural Complex
Originally named Black Heritage Park, the African American Cultural Complex celebrates the outstanding contributions made by African-Americans.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Race in her lifetime
In this lesson, students will use oral histories to trace the life of Rebecca Clark, an African American who was born in rural Orange County just before the Depression and witnessed the changes in civil rights over the years.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
YMI Cultural Center
This cultural center was created to preserve the visual and performing arts heritages of African-Americans and other minorities. The Center has an art gallery with over 100 works of art from renowned artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, John Biggers. It also offers art classes to all age groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
African American Male Literacy Bibliography
Format: document
African American college students: Classroom activity
In this lesson plan, students will read a primary source document about African American college students in 1906 and answer a series of questions as they assume the role of a young African American woman in the early 20th century.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 Social Studies)
By Jamie Lathan.
African American Male Literacy Chat Transcript
Format: document
Diggs Gallery Of Winston Salem State University
This university art gallery specializes in African and African-American art.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Wilmington Race Riot
In North Carolina in the New South, page 8.3
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.8
In November 1898, on the heels of the state Democratic Party's white supremacy campaign, violence broke out in Wilmington. A white mob burned the offices of a black newspaper and killed at least twenty-five African Americans.
Format: article
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture
This cultural center was created to preserve the visual and performing arts heritages of African-Americans and other minorities. The Center has an art gallery with “over 100 works of art from renowned artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, John Biggers.” It also offers art classes to all age groups.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The African American State Fair
In North Carolina in the New South, page 1.10
For several years in the late nineteenth century, African American farmers held their own state fair in Raleigh to showcase improvements in agriculture.
Format: article
By Jim L. Sumner.
The Little Rock Nine
In Postwar North Carolina, page 4.4
When a federal court ordered the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus defied the order. African American students were subjected to mob violence, and President Eisenhower put the state National Guard under federal command. Faubus closed the city's high schools rather than permit desegregation.
Format: article
Are you prepared to meet the literacy needs of African American male youth?
The need for quality literacy education is strong, particularly for certain underserved populations. One group in critical need of improved literacy instruction is African American males. According to the National Association for Educational Progress 2011...
Format: video/presentation