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Ezekiel’s Wheel Ties African Spiritual Traditions to Christianity

Archaeologists in Maryland have discovered artifacts linking African practices and Christianity on the land of a former slave plantation in Maryland.

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Link to the Social Studies Blog - 15 Minute History Podcasts Support African American History Month. Epidose 41 & 42: Senses of Slavery and the Myth of Race in America.

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A portrait of Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States.

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from About.com Education

3 Notable African-American Visual Artists

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was an African-American artist. He was the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. He moved to Paris in 1891 to study, and decided to stay there, being readily accepted in French artistic circles.

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Freebie! Great one page computer activity. Students research an important African American and create a timeline using the computer. Also included in my very complete Black History Literacy Set for 4th/5th graders.

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Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave, she became the first African American woman to practice medicine in Georgia (in 1898 in Fulton County). To pay for her medical education, she alternated every year of studies with a year of picking cotton. She devoted her practice to improving health and hygiene standards for African Americans in the rural South.

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An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

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The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s by Mary Helen Washington http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J1K2FC6/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_OHKfxb0DXW7YG

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