Thanks to the knowledge gained through Black History Month, many people have learned about Crispus Attucks. He was one of the first people shot to death in the Boston Massacre. He was of African descent.
We also have learned about the Buffalo Soldiers, members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry who helped protect settlers in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona during the 1870s and 80s. They were all African-Americans. Their regiment also was part of the charge up San Juan Hill led by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.
And thanks to numerous books and movies, we now know about the famous Tuskegee Airmen. They were the first African-American military aviators who fought in World War II as part of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group.
But there are many other African-Americans who also have made tremendous contributions to science, the arts and American culture in general. And many of these are featured in the Black History book and lesson plans on EZ Tales.com. These valuable teaching resources are listed in the Seasonal Themes catalog on EZ Tales.com.