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“The Fierce Urgency of Now.” – Has Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream Been Realized?

CLICK HERE FOR TRANSCRIPT OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’s I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH   Explain how the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for equality has or has not come true?   K-2 Digital Postcard with Paintbrush CLICK HERE FOR TEACHER RESOURCES

Rosa Parks Deniya Heath 5-305

Did you know that Rosa Parks was born on February 4 1913. She also died on October 24 2005. Even though she died she died with fighting for civil rights. Rosa Parks fought for civil rights. For example, she was arrested on December 1  . She was arrested because she wouldn’t obey the bus drivers […]

Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Present, Creating the Future-Contest-by Rabia

I would like to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for African-American History Month. He helped end segregation. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that: “ Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Today because of Martin Luther King jr. that is happening. […]

Celebrating the Past,Embracing the Present,Creating the Future-Contest by Jessica Verly 5-305

I would like to honor Harriet Tubman for African – American Black History Month .She was a slave who was very courageous and strong. She had helped other slaves escape to the North. Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland around the years of 1820 or 1821.Her hope in her showed that no matter what had […]

Black History Month: Featuring the Life of Frederick Douglass

WATCH THE VIDEO OF HIS LIFE READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY NARRATIVE BIO FREDERICK DOUGLASS TIMELINE FREDERICK DOUGLASS PAPERS @ LIBRARY OF CONGRESS   ALSO CHECK OUT OUR BLOG-QUEST – From WE SHALL OVERCOME To YES WE CAN!: Our First African-American President

Follow The Drinking Gourd – Quilt Codes Digital Art Project

The quilt patterns, used in a certain order, relayed messages to slaves preparing to escape. Each pattern represented a different meaning. Some of the most common were “Monkey Wrench”, “Star”, “Crossroads”, and “Wagon Wheel”. Quilts slung over a fence or windowsill, seemingly to air, passed on the necessary information to knowing slaves. As quilts hung […]

The Banjo By Nicholas Jhagroo 5-305

The Banjo is an instrument with a very big history. It is usually described as a drum with strings. It may either have four, five, or six strings on it.  The Banjo was originally from the country of Africa. It was made by the African slaves. Soon the word about the Banjo started spreading around […]

Kensciana Charles on the Scene The Bango 5-305

Not many people know thet the bango is an African American instrument.It is an emotional instrument.They African use it to express there feelings.The white put on black paint on their faces to play the bango.It was not funny In fact it is offensive to the black African Americans.The bango is not just an instrument.It is not just an […]

If I Had A Banjo I’ll Play It Every Day By Kenny 5-305

What is a Banjo A banjo is a very emotional instrumental. The blacks and whites played the banjo. The banjo originally came from the Africans. The banjo comes with five strings. For many centuries the banjo has been around. Some white people had to paint there body black because they wanted to be a part […]

Give Me a Banjo! From Africa to America – The story of how a musical instrument shaped American music

  The piano may do for lovesick girls who lace themselves to skeletons, and lunch on chalk, pickles, and slate pencils. But give me the banjo… When you want genuine music—music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whiskey…ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and […]

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