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Author Horton, James Oliver.

Title Landmarks of African American history / James Oliver Horton
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series American landmarks
American landmarks (Oxford University Press)
Contents Jamestown : slavery and freedom in British North America -- The Old State House : Crispus Attucks and the Boston Massacre -- Kingsley Plantation : race and family in Spanish Florida -- The African meeting house : platform for a community -- The old court house : the beginning of Dred Scott -- Harpers Ferry : African Americans and the John Brown raid -- Cedar Hill : Washington home of Frederick Douglass -- Sweet Auburn historic district : a haven in a hostile world -- Nicodemus, Kansas : in search of a promise land -- The Apollo Theater : Harlem's stage of dreams -- U.S.S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor : race and war in paradise -- Brown v. Board of Education national historic site : the Supreme Court and public education
Summary Describes a variety of landmarks and buildings that represent the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans throughout the history of the United States. In Landmarks of African American History, James Oliver Horton chooses thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and triumphs of African Americans and how they helped shape the rich and varied history of the United States. Horton begins with the first Africans brought to Jamestown, Virginia, and the start of slavery in the colonies that became the United States. Boston's Old State House provides the backdrop to the martyrdom of Crispus Attucks, the former slave killed in the Boston Massacre, the confrontation with British troops that led to the American Revolution. After the Civil War, former slaves settled the desolate area of Nicodemus, Kansas, and turned it into a thriving community. The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Boston's Old State House illustrate African American contributions to the defense of their country and reveal racial tensions within the military. And the black students who demanded service at Woolworth's racially segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launched the sit-in movement and advanced the fight for civil rights. Horton brings together a wide variety of African American historical sites to tell of the glory and hardship, of the great achievement and determination, of the people and events that have shaped the values, ideals, and dreams of our nation
Notes "Published in association with the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, and the National Parks Foundation"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Monuments -- Juvenile literature.
Historic sites -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History, Local -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form History.
Juvenile works.
Local history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1423774795 (electronic bk.)
9781423774792 (electronic bk.)