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King of Asante, 1931- 1970

1930s Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931- 1970. In 1931, the year of his installation, he imme­diately began to work for the restoration of Asante Confederacy, which was accomplished in 1935. Accordingly his status was raised from that of Kumasihene to Asantehene. This was one of his greatest achievements. During his reign he managed to get large parts of Asante lands, which had been taken over by the British restored to the Golden Stool (more at link).

Today in Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion”

Nat Turner Slave Revolt 1831 | ... Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion

"The Dahomey Amazons or Mino was an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They existed from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century. While European narratives refer to the women soldiers as “Amazons,” because of their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia, they called themselves Ahosi (king’s wives) or Mino (our mothers) in the Fon language."

WWI African American soldiers, c. 1916-1917. Probably the 'Harlem Hellfighters'. ~ I've never understood why black soldiers fought in the First World War but were relegated to a minor role in World War Two. They served in WWII but mostly as support and artillery not front line or paratroops.

Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Activity

Plessy v. Ferguson Primary Source Worksheet teaches students about one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history, forcing African Americans to live with Jim Crow laws for the following 50 years. Students are guided through the case while examining excerpts of the Supreme Court decision. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s a completely stand alone assignment. This is also perfect for substitute teacher plans. And of course, a key is included.