Table of Contents
   Time Linep. vi
   Acknowledgmentsp. viii
   Introductionp. ix
   The Glories of Africa
      A Sandstone Columnp. 3
      Design a Maskp. 4
      The Middle Agesp. 7
      The City of Timbuktup. 7
      Potato Stamp Paintingp. 9
      A King's Scepterp. 11
      Life in Africap. 12
      Call-and-Response Gamep. 13
      Communities and Nationsp. 14
   Colonial America
      Early Explorersp. 16
      First Settlersp. 18
      Landing in Jamestownp. 19
      The Beginning of Slaveryp. 21
      Fort Mosep. 23
      The Slave Tradep. 24
      Bead Necklacep. 26
      The Middle Passagep. 27
      Landing in Americap. 29
      The Revolutionary Warp. 29
      The Shot Heard Around the Worldp. 30
      Merchant Shipsp. 33
      The Battle of Bunker Hillp. 37
      Black Patriots in the American Revolutionp. 38
      The War at the Seap. 40
      The Free African Societyp. 42
      The Forten Family of Philadelphiap. 43
      Play a Game of Marblesp. 44
      Write an Almanacp. 48
      Make a Star-Watching Chartp. 50
      America's Founding Fathersp. 52
      Founding Fathers in Philadelphiap. 53
      Founding Fathers in Bostonp. 56
      Kneeling Slave Medallionp. 59
      A Foundation of Faithp. 61
   Life on a Plantation
      Food on a Plantationp. 66
      Jubap. 69
      Brer Rabbit and His Friendsp. 70
      Tell Me a Riddlep. 74
      Children's Rhymesp. 75
      Children's Songsp. 76
      Children's Gamesp. 78
      Sew a Dollp. 82
      Hoop and Stickp. 84
      Artistic Craftsp. 1
      Music and Rhythmp. 85
      Make a Rhythmp. 87
      Jingle a Tambourinep. 89
      Build a Washtub Bassp. 92
      Short'nin' Breadp. 94
      The Blue-Tail Flyp. 94
      O Freedomp. 96
      Uncode a Spiritualp. 97
   Free African Americans and Abolitionists
      The American Colonization Societyp. 102
      Emancipation Papersp. 105
      Fugitive Slave Lawsp. 106
      The Black Pressp. 107
      Slave Narrativesp. 110
      Giants in Literaturep. 111
      Election Dayp. 113
      Parmenteeringp. 114
      Election Day Paradep. 115
      Election Cakesp. 117
      Pinkster Dayp. 118
      Dress Like King Charlesp. 119
      Wear a Chain of Blummiesp. 123
      Dance on a Shinglep. 125
      Hold a High Jump Contestp. 126
      The Quakers and Other Abolitionistsp. 127
      The Underground Railroadp. 127
      Carry a Candlep. 130
      Carry a Stickp. 132
      Follow the North Starp. 133
      Native American Communitiesp. 134
      Make a Native American Apronp. 136
      Wear Cuffsp. 138
      Wear Armbandsp. 140
      Craftsmen and Folk Artistsp. 141
      Make a Bible Quiltp. 143
   Civil War and the Road to Freedom
      Make a Congressional Medal of Honorp. 148
      Make Paper Doll Replicas of the U.S. Colored Troopsp. 150
      Emancipation Dayp. 154
      Reconstructionp. 154
      Elected Officialsp. 156
      Hold an Egg-Cracking Partyp. 157
      Have a Taffy Pullp. 159
      Sharecroppingp. 160
      The Exodustersp. 160
      Juneteenthp. 162
      Make a Favorite Drinkp. 164
      Cowboysp. 165
      Design a Brandp. 167
      How Far Was a Trail Ride?p. 169
      Buffalo Soldiersp. 171
      Jim Crowp. 171
      The Tuskegee Institutep. 173
      Make Peanut Butterp. 174
      Grow a Sweet Potato Vinep. 176
      Conduct a Scientific Experimentp. 177
   The Turn of the Century
      Great Achievementsp. 180
      Important Inventionsp. 181
      Make Your Own Invention and Patent Itp. 183
      The Importance of Musicp. 185
      Harlem Renaissancep. 186
      Play the Cometp. 190
      The World at War ... Twicep. 191
      Creative Milestonesp. 193
      Sports, America's Favorite Gamesp. 195
      Track-and-Field Dayp. 196
   The Civil Rights Movement
      How One Woman Made a Differencep. 202
      Segregation in Schoolsp. 202
      Carry a Card Supporting Nonviolencep. 204
      The Sit-In Movement and Freedom Ridesp. 206
      Children Helped Change a Nationp. 207
      Make a Hand Fanp. 210
      The March on Washingtonp. 212
      Carry a Signp. 213
   Hope for Today and a Better Tomorrow
      Dedicated Historiansp. 216
      A New African American Renaissancep. 217
      All-Star Athletesp. 221
      Kwanzaap. 226
      Celebrate Kwanzaap. 230
      Wear a Kufip. 233
      Joining Together for a Future of Hopep. 234
   Suggested Reading List for Kidsp. 235
   Teacher Resourcesp. 235
   Selected Bibliographyp. 236
   Indexp. 241