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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.

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CC BY-SASkrevet av Anne Scott Hagen.
Sist faglig oppdatert 04.03.2017