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African American History

Social Studies, Grade 4

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Study Guide African American History Social Studies, Grade 4

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 1619: First slave ship comes to Jamestown from Africa. Slavery continued in some parts of the country until 1859. o Millions of slaves worked on plantations in the South. 1820: Harriet Tubman is born as a slave. She later leads many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. 1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 1857: Supreme Court rules that an African American cannot be a citizen of the U.S. (Dred Scot Case) 1862: Emancipation Proclamation given by Abraham Lincoln frees the slaves. 1865: Thirteenth Amendment is ratified. This outlaws slavery in the U.S. 1908: Thurgood Marshall is born. He later became the first African American to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
1909: NAACP is formed. (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 1920s: Harlem Renaissance—many black poets, writers, and artists had lots of success. 1936: Jesse Owens, an African American track star, won 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. 1954 Brown v. Board of Education. Supreme Court decided that segregation of schools is not Constitutional. 1955: Rosa Parks would not give up her seat in a bus to a white man. This led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Because African Americans were so upset by the arrest of Rosa Parks, they refused to ride any buses. 1957: Congress passed the Civil Rights Act to protect the rights of African Americans. 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his “I have a dream” speech to a huge crowd. 1965: African Americans wanted the right to vote. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a 54-mile march to Alabama to try to gain this right. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try This! Circle important people from African American history. Jesse Owens Richard Nixon Catherine the Great Rosa Parks Jacques Cartier Christopher Columbus Martin Luther King, Jr. Harriet Tubman Draw lines to connect the famous person with what he or she did. Rosa Parks boxer Sojourner Truth would not give up seat on a bus Thurgood Marshall led slaves to freedom Muhammad Ali Supreme Court Justice Harriet Tubman visited Abraham Lincoln Circle the things that were good or helpful for African Americans. Ku Klux Klan Civil Rights Act Lynching Harlem Renaissance Thirteenth Amendment Segregation Racial prejudice © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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