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Black American History: Leading Black Americans Part 2

Use online videos to study leading Black Americans Robert Smalls, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online educational video titles to follow Benjamin Banneker, Mary McLeod Bethune, and George Washington Carver in their struggles against, and eventual triumphs over, racism.

Use these online Black American History videos entitled Leading Black Americans Part 2 to study the cultural works of U.S. Congressman Robert Smalls, abolitionist Frederick Douglass and abolitionist Harriet Tubman - the Moses of her people.

Learn how these Black Americans of vision, determination, and dedication defied the odds to become great achievers, changing the lives and attitudes of many--both black and white - in the process. Travel back to the time of slavery in America, and trace the stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Robert Smalls in their risky but successful escapes from bondage and their selfless and dangerous work to free others.

Learn how they worked to end the oppression that attempted to rob blacks of their dignity, labor, culture, and future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture Survey the life of U.S. Congressman Robert Smalls and identify his achievements, including the commandeering and delivery of a Confederate gunboat to Union forces; serving heroically in the Union navy; and election to the House of Representatives.
  • Trace the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and identify his achievements, including the founding of the abolitionist newspaper North Star; the recruitment of blacks as Union army soldiers; and oratory denouncing the institution of slavery.
  • Study the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the "Moses of her people", and identify her achievements, including leading 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad and serving as a nurse and Union army spy during the Civil War.
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