A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country
By Jabari Asim
A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history -- from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement -- by award-winning author Atari Asim.
Atari Asia goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages, and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's.
Furthermore, you'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along witches of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominant Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master's Golf Tournament and who went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.