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This set of 20 cards are designed to both provide education about events and people important to African American history as well as to generation discussions about topics relevant to today's society. On front of each card is a fact or an important person. On the back is 3-4 discussion questions linked to the fact/person or to current societal questions.

​Recommended Age: The cards can be used for fourth or fifth grade through adults.

​Facilitator's Guide for the cards can be found here.

  • Post-Racial Society: Barack Obama and  Colin Kaepernick
  • Women Who Sat: Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Ida B. Wells & Irene Morgan
  • American Ingenuity: Elijah McCoy
  • Lost in History: William Monroe Trotter
  • Medical Pioneering: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
  • Business: Madam C.J. Walker
  • The Arts: Sydney Poitier, Halle Barry & Denzel Washington
  • Integrating Sports: Jack Johnson, Althea Gibson, Charlie Sifford & Curtis Flood
  • Power of Education: Rhodes Scholars
  • Role of Politics: Shirley Chisholm

Card Topics

  • Fighting for Freedom: Enslaved people escape in 1526
  • Enslaved People: Arrival in 1619 in Jamestown, VA
  • American Culture: The American front porch
  • White Allies: Quaker protest
  • Protesting: Stono Rebellion
  • Finding Community:  The Black Church
  • Early Sacrifices: Crispus Attucks
  • Rights: 13,14, and 15th Amendments
  • Segregation: Jim Crow and Sundown towns
  • Representation: Mississippi ratifies the 13th Amendment
African American Pocket Guide

The Pocket Guide to African American History
in the U.S.  Discussion Cards

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