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.
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.
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.
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