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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Steps to Higher Education

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Steps to Higher Education
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.42

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    equality, Thurgood, president, publicly, wealthy, slavery, education, academic, newly, provided, founded, elementary, term, schools, accept, slave
     content words:    President Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War, Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilberforce University, William Wilberforce, United States, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Howard University, Charlotte Ray


Steps to Higher Education
By Jane Runyon
  

1     President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The Civil War ended in 1865. Both of these events were meant to bring freedom to slaves. Leaders of the country understood that it would take more to truly bring freedom and equality to blacks in America.
 
2     Education would be the key to achieving real freedom. Many slave owners had withheld education from the slaves. Publicly they stated that it was a waste of time to educate blacks. They said slaves didn't have the ability to learn like white people did. Privately, they were afraid. They were afraid to let slaves learn to read and write. The slaves might learn how to overthrow their owners. They would learn about freedom and want it for themselves.
 
3     The Methodist Episcopal Church decided to start its own university. The cries to abolish slavery had already begun. The church realized the need to set up schools to educate blacks. These blacks would have to educate other blacks when they won their freedom. In 1856, Wilberforce University was founded. The aim of the university was to create elementary teachers. These teachers would provide basic education to black children.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
             Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


United States
             United States


    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  
 


50 States

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