I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – eBook

Maya Angelou was one of the world’s most respected writers and poets. In the 1930s and 1940s she was a poor Black girl growing up in the segregated American South. She suffered prejudice and cruelty from people she trusted as well as at the hands of an unjust society. This is Maya’s true story. back to ebook library Read in our eReader below.

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The Moors who built Spain – Premium Access eBook Download

In the year 711 Muslim Moors of Arab and Berber descent from North Africa crossed the Strait of Gibraltar into the Iberian Peninsula, defeated the Christian inhabitants in a series of wars, and founded the first Muslim countries in Europe. View or download full book below.

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Should you teach students about Langston Hughes and the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance?

Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance,  a period of African American cultural flowering in the 1920s, should be an entire course taught in around the world.  The course could begin with Langston Hughes, a major figure of that time, and provide insight into the African American experience to children around the world.   Of course, this course could …

Was the Elmer Fudd character that chases Bugs Bunny originally a Black Man?

When most people think of Elmer Fudd, the cartoon character from Looney Tunes, they probably don’t think of him as a black man. But there is more history behind this famous cartoon character than most people know. Our team was able to locate and enhance one of the controversial animated shorts in the Merrie Melodies …

Why teach Maya Angelou?

Maya Angelou is an important figure in both African American and world history. Her biography and autobiography are required reading for students of all ages, and her poetry is studied in schools around the globe. There are many reasons why Maya Angelou is an important figure to learn about, but here are just a few. …

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Creative kids are creating a better future

Today, in our high-tech society, if one doesn’t know how to go about a task, the problem is often solved with technology. But in many ancient cultures, creativity and thoughtful self-expression was considered key to accessing a higher understanding of reality. Creativity and artistic expression acted as a way to access deeper knowledge and greater …

African Thought: Storytelling

https://youtu.be/-eE_BpgrAW8 We live in a world made almost entirely of legacies we can’t see.  Most people feel as if the society they live in is different from those that came before, but this is an illusion; we still very much carry-on traditions and cultures that came before us. This occurs both consciously and subconsciously.  The most important thing …

Who are the Original Moors?

It is surprising that the Moors are hardly ever included in World History Lessons. The contributions made by Moors are significant and have helped shape the world as we know it today. If you do not believe me read “The Spanish Moors.” Who exactly are the Moors? The term does not actually describe a particular …

Pretty Nose (1879)

An Arapaho woman who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, defeating General Custer. Subscriber Access As a subscriber you are free to use this image as you wish within the following guidelines. This image is free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes in print and digital form, unless otherwise stated. Feel free to edit and use as you please.   What is …

Four African Girls

Photograph of 4 African Girls sitting outdoors Subscriber Access As a subscriber you are free to use this image as you wish within the following guidelines. This image is free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes in print and digital form, unless otherwise stated. Feel free to edit and use as you please.   What is not allowed? Do not distribute or sell 5d Media images or videos on stock platforms or wallpapers. Do not sell unaltered …

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