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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
African-American Artists

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


African-American Artists
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.17

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    best-known, inner-city, discrimination, acoustic, depict, enrich, well-known, finding, jazz, inspiration, series, sculpt, heading, hymn, portray, painters
     content words:    Quilting Time, Romare Bearden, New York, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, World War I., Every Voice


African-American Artists
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Look at that one over there! The colors are as bright as a box of markers. They're called primary colors - red, blue, and yellow. Look at the guitar player sitting in front. That's an acoustic guitar he's holding, and he looks cool in his sunglasses. The sign says this painting is called Jammin' at the Savoy.
 
2     This one has bright colors, too. And there's the guitar player again! He's sitting on the side this time, just holding his guitar. It looks like he's watching the ladies in the front. They're making a quilt. That kind of quilt is called patchwork. It has reds, blues, and yellows, too. The same artist made both of these paintings. This picture is called Quilting Time, and the artist's name is Romare Bearden.
 
3     Look in this room. This one has bright colors, too, but just little bits. Do you see all of the black and white? Those people look like silhouettes. You can't really see their faces, but you can tell where they're going. See the signs in the station; they say Chicago, New York, and St. Louis. The sign on this one says The Migration of the Negro, Panel 1.

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United States
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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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