an Internet-Based Treasure Hunt on African Americans
Instructions | The
Questions | The Internet Resources |
The Big Question
Use the Internet links below to uncover some "Treasures" of African
American history past and present. Each Resource Link
is used once to answer one question. After finding all the answers, move to
the Big Question to bring your ideas together in a broader
understanding of the topic.
- In the years before Black History Month began to be celebrated, how often
were African Americans lynched?
- How many million slaves did prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass
estimate there were in the years before the Civil War?
- When the conflict over abolition ended with the Civil War, what did
demonstrators outside the White House say was the one thing more that they
- Sixty years after the Civil War ended, what federal program helped to
preserve the oral histories of people who had been slaves?
- Who came before Rosa Parks in protesting the segregation of public
- What was it that made Nat Turner lead his famous revolt in 1831?
- What famous black leader said, "over blacks must be their king, Not white,
but of their somber hue, To rule a nation of themselves?"
- How does Martin Luther King Jr. think negroes in 1963 compare to slaves in
- What were the people at the Million Man March supposed to do right after
they took the pledge?
- What's the last sentence of the poem recited at the inauguration of
President Clinton? Describe the spirit behind it.
- Describe two habits of Nelson Mandela that show his serious dedication to
achieving his goals.
- Who knew by the age of 10 that he wanted to be a revolutionary?
The Big Question
Look over all the questions above and your answers to them and state what
you feel are the 3 - 5 main parts to the study of Black History.
February 3, 2003
Created by Tom March,
Applications Design Team/Wired
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