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Dream Deferred & Strange Fruit

Today in tech we read 2 poems.First we read Dream Defferrd  by Langston Hughes and Strange fruit by Billie Holiday. Strange fruit was a video and Dream Deferred was a poem on the laptop. They were both made by people that were african americans. In my opinion both poems were violent. It says in Dream deferred that […]

“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

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

Questions I have about U.S geography By Keshon Blackman

Why does the textbook say discovered when the Native Americans were there first? How come the textbooks did not say that George Washington was not really the first president?

The Louisiana Purchase by Furqan Khan of 4-203E

A major figure involved in the Louisiana Purchase was Thomas Jefferson. Also, there were people that were sent to buy the Louisiana Territories like Robert Livingston. There was also his partner with him, James Monroe. Robert and James were going to buy the Louisiana Territories from Napoleon Bonaparte.          What happened was that the Louisiana […]

Slavery By: Aliyah Carswell 4-203

Slavery  was that people were treaated like property. They were bought and sold. Most slaves were seperated from there families. Slaves had to work hard for there slave owners. They did not get paid for that hard work. This is about slaves and what they had to do. The president at this time was Abraham Lincoln. […]

Outside A Native American Longhouse – by Breanna King 4-210

Colonial Girl With Deer Inside Her Home – By Aniya Douglas 4-210

The 70s By: Stephane-Leigh Charles

The End Of Vietnam War There was a war that was going on between south of Vietnam and the north of Vietnam. Everyone wanted this war to end.The war ended in 1975.Everyone wanted peace with honor. The Watergate A watergate was a general term used to describe the  the political scandals. This had started in […]

Did Betsy Ross Really Create The American Flag? By Christina 5-305

Many people think that it was Besty Ross who created the American flag. Other people think that George Washington created the flag. Others think that Besty Ross created the flag, and George  Washington took all the credit for it. But the question really is, are any of those rumors true? During this time, I wasn’t here […]

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