Module 4. Our Story: African Americans


At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. describe the transatlantic slave trade and formation of the colonial slave system in North America
  2. explore the development of the U.S. economy in terms of its reliance and use of slave labor
  3. identify justification of Black slave labor from the Antebellum period to the Civil War
  4. examine the effects of the Reconstruction period and the rise of the Lost Cause ideology
  5. describe the 19th and 20th century development of segregation, Jim Crow laws, and racialized violence
  6. explain key people and events of the civil rights movement in the 1960s
  7. explore the issues and impact of the late 20th and early 21st century on African Americans



Abraham Lincoln
American Colonization Society
Bacon’s Rebellion
Booker T. Washington
Brown v. Board of Education
Civil Rights Act Of 1964
Claudette Colvin
Congress of Racial Equity (CORE)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Emancipation Proclamation
Executive Order 8802
Freedom Riders
Great Migration
Harlem Renaissance
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Indentured Servants
Jim Crow
John Rolfe
Ku Klux Klan
Lost Cause
March on Washington D.C.
Massive Resistance
Minstrel Shows
National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Non-Violent Protests
Plessy v. Ferguson
Popular Sovereignty
Rosa Parks
Sarah Keyes
Separate but Equal
Sit-In Protests
Slave Codes
Slave Resistance
Stono Rebellion
Three-Fifths Clause
Transatlantic Slave Trade
Tulsa Massacre Of 1921
Underground Railroad
William Lloyd Garrison
Watts Riots Of 1965
W.E.B. Dubois
Voting Rights Act


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