The courage and accomplishments of the men and women represented in this collection of Knowledge Cards from educator, editor, and writer W. E. B. DuBois (cover) to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., from athletes Jesse Owens and Althea Gibson to musical giants Leontyne Price and Duke Ellington, from noted authors James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston to pioneering aviator Bessie Coleman have changed the world in ways even they could not have predicted. Created in association with The Library of Congress.
With portraits on one side and profiles on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! Discover the most important and interesting facts about these influential people in a concise, stress-free compilation. A quick and stimulating supply of information, perfect for students, teachers, history buffs, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and encourage you to delve deeper into this compelling subject.
On view Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, tells of the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. Marking the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I. The voices of citizens responding to the challenge of citizenship are as relevant today as when first spoken, whether that message was delivered in the 19th century or the 21st.