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The Standing on the Shoulders of Giants "Teach & Learn" Black History Curriculum​​

Specially designed for Parents, Teachers, Homeschool, or Independent Study, grades 5+

Where Black
History Lives!​

Unit 7: Reconstruction & Post Reconstruction (1865 - 1935)
Class 3: Race & Popular Culture: The History of the Coon, Mammy, Pickaninny, Sambo & Blackface

In the past couple of years there has been several high profile incidents in which politicians, celebrities, and clothing companies have been accused of being racist for using "blackface." Some White people did not and many still do not know why is blackface is offensive to Black people. This class discusses the history of blackface, as well as the "coon," mammy, pickaninny, and Sambo characters. It features dozens of images, videos, documentary shorts and more! It also features a Teaching & Study Guide with class quiz and study questions. Knowledge is Power!


“You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun.”
                                           - James Weldon Johnson