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African Americans - from Slavery to the Present Day Tasks



Make a timeline from 1619 to 2009 and put on the following events with the correct dates.

  • Civil War starts
  • Civil War ends
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • First Africans in America
  • Slave trade grows
  • Slave trade illegal
  • Civil Rights Movement starts
  • Civil Rights Act
  • March on Washington
  • MLK assassinated
  • Barack Obama inaugurated as president

Find Out

Search the Internet for information. Choose 2 of the following topics and find out who or what it is, in which time period it was important and one or two facts about it.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Sojurner Truth
  • Rosa Parks
  • Klu Klux Klan
  • Martin Luther King
  • Malcolm X
  • Freedom Rides


Choose a famous African American from the present day and make a short oral presentation of the person. You should use a variety of media in your presentation, e.g. text, pictures, sound, video, etc. Remember to include your sources of information.

Sist oppdatert 04.03.2017
Skrevet av Anne Scott Hagen


Literature, culture and society

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