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    Billie Holiday

    Learn more about the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
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    Celebrations: National Holidays

    Through leveled practice children will explore ideas for celebrating a favorite…
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    Guy Fawkes Biography

    Learn about Guy Fawkes, a British conspirator in the 1605 "Gunpowder Plot" who…
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    Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"

    This comprehensive lesson uses Billy Holiday's song "Strange Fruit" as a…
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    Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)

    Coloring book page with picture of Dr. Maulana Karenga. He is the creator of…
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    Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page

    Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. Read about this…
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    Theme Library

    Discover thousands of cross-curricular lessons and activities for all grade…
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    Influencing Others in Our World

    Students will study the lives of individuals, such as Dr. Martin Luther King,…
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  • BOOK GUIDES

    Jean Fritz's American History Books

    Discover ways to incorporate Jean Fritz's American History books into your…
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    Ralph Bunche

    Ralph Bunche served brilliantly as a professor and diplomat, and made many…
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    Shirley Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm emerged as an important politician during the 1970s, serving as…
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    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey is an important public figure in America, having overcome…
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    African-Americans in the Civil War

    African-Americans played a very important role the Civil War, as this article…
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    Resource Library

    Discover thousands of cross-curricular lessons and activities for all grade…
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    Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks defined civil disobedience during the height of the civil rights…
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    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman's heroic rescue effort brought slaves to freedom.
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    African-American Film Pioneers

    African-American filmmakers pushed the envelope by using their movies as a…
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    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix was an astonishing musical innovator, whose style has yet to be…
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    Miles Davis

    Miles Davis was known as the Picasso of jazz.
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    Duke Ellington

    A great American composer, Ellington's big band music became wildly popular in…
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    Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong's talent as a trumpeter shaped the world of jazz.
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    Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson was a talented guitarist, whose music laid the groundwork for…
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    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X was a contrast to Dr. King, because he took a very different approach…
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    A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King

    Dr. King's work inspired countless supporters to join him in his strategies of…
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