Black History: Slavery

Black History: Slavery

More Black History

Heart and Soul

Featured Book: Heart and Soul History can be overwhelming. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. I really like Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it.

This book shows how a country can go from thinking a black person was property to having a black president. It explains how changes were slowly made to help make that happen. And it has the BEST paintings by the author,  Kadir Nelson.

Listed below are more books and websites to help you learn about the history of slavery in America.

Websites, Activities & Printables:

Indiana Websites:


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StolenMosesStitchesPassenger on the PearlWordsUndergroundNoMoreAmericaChainsElijahJeffersonHenryMumbetVolcano Beneath the SnowAll Different NowHeartSoulWhich Way to Freedom

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

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