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America's Black Founders

Revolutionary Heroes and Early Leaders With 21 Activities
Sanders, Nancy I. (Book - 2010)
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History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America's Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary War's first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was killed at the Boston Massacre. But far fewer know that the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Yorktown, was hastened to a conclusion by James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and spy who reported the battle plans of General Cornwallis to George Washington. nbsp; Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of men and women#151;soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaders#151;who have earned proper recognition among the founders of the United States of America. To get a better sense of what these individuals accomplished and the times in which they lived, readers will celebrate Constitution Day, cook colonial foods, publish a newspaper, petition their government, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.
Authors: Sanders, Nancy I.
Title: America's Black founders
revolutionary heroes and early leaders with 21 activities
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2010
Characteristics: vii, 150 p. :,ill. ;,22 x 28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy I. Sanders
Contents: When in the course of human events : colonial days : stuff a straw mattress : weave a fanner
It becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands : years of unrest : make a stamp : draw a political cartoon
We hold these truths to be self-evident : beginnings of war : pen a patriotic poem : write a new verse for "Yankee Doodle"
That all men are created equal : the American Revolution : design a flag : read the Declaration : bake firecakes : explore your family tree : cook pepper pot soup : make homemade salt
That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights : African Americans as citizens : paint a historic picture : celebrate Constitution Day : map a capital city : write a government official : organize a helpful event : write a petition
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness : African Americans lead the way : craft a clay pot : form a literary society : publish a newspaper
ISBN: 1556528116
9781556528118
Branch Call Number: j 973.0496 S215a 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: African Americans History Study and teaching Activity programs Juvenile literature African Americans History Juvenile literature African American leadership History 19th century Study and teaching Activity programs Juvenile literature African American leadership History 19th century Juvenile literature African American leadership History 18th century Study and teaching Activity programs Juvenile literature African American leadership History 18th century Juvenile literature
Topical Term: African Americans
African Americans
African American leadership
African American leadership
African American leadership
African American leadership
LCCN: 2009025696
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