In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.
American Civil War Books for Kids Ages 6-14 Elementary Middle School
This is part of a series called 11 Lists of 11 Books. Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House Series) by Mary Pope Osborne - fiction In this well-known series, Jack and Annie travel back in time - this time to the American Civil War! There, they meet famed nurse Clara Barton and help wounded stories! Who was Harriet Tubman? - biography About the level of the Magic Tree House, "Who was" is a series of biographies of notable people in history. ...
1963 - The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed as an act of racially motivated terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, kills four girls and marks a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. It helps build support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This was the last known photograph taken of Dr. Anna J. Cooper in her Washington, D.C. home. Dr. Cooper was an American scholar and educator. Born a slave in Raleigh, North Carolina, when she earned her PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Dr. Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Photo Source: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History