Banneker: An Important
Benjamin Banneker was the first great African-American
inventor. He built a wooden clock that ran for 40 years. He
was very good at other things as well: He published an
annual almanac that made him famous in America and Europe.
Most of all, he is known for designing Washington,
Tubman: Symbol of
Harriet Tubman, a former slave, gained her freedom and then
returned to slave territories 19 times, risking capture and
death. She led more than 300 slaves to freedom on the
Underground Railroad, and she was known as the "Black
Douglass: Great Foe of
Frederick Douglass, a former slave, was a tireless foe of
slavery, speaking to anyone who would listen and publishing
his own books and newspapers. He was a great
Be the Historian
Be your own historical detective! This fun activity gives
you visual and written clues about a house, then asks you to
discover how the occupants lived.
Biography of America
This looks like just another timeline, but it's not. It's a
fascinating journey into American history, filled with maps,
vivid eyewitness accounts to historical events, and a
The history of America is intertwined with the history of
the African-American. This About site is comprehensive yet
easy to navigate.
& Society in the 20th
Your About Guide to 20th Century History takes you on a
joyride through American cultural history. Learn all about
how people lived in the ealry 1900s. In some cases, it was
exactly the same as how we live today.
One of THE best sites on the Internet for researching
Women's History. Let your About Guide take you through this
fascinating part of history step by step.
Read a firsthand account of one family's emigration to the
United States in the 19th Century. At times, even the most
basic comforts may seem far away.
You probably don't know too many people who were alive in
1900. But this site has lots of fun stuff to look at,
including the first cars, the first telephones, and the
first music video. (That's right, MTV wasn't the inventor!)
Also, check out some predictions from 1900 to see how close
they came to coming true.
Adventures with the
Read how some of the automobile's first drivers liked their
experiences! You can also see pictures of those old cars.
Some things have changed a great deal, but other things
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