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Black American History Series Volume 1: Pre-Slavery

47 minutes 53 seconds

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Examines Africa as the home of mankind, traveling chronologically from the birth of civilization to the beginning of the African slave trade. Discusses in some detail the great empires of Africa, including Egypt, Kush, Ghana, and others, and their contributions to commerce, religion, culture, and trade with Europe and the East. Portugal's explorers helped make slave trading the primary economy for many African tribes. Narration, still pictures, and maps help present preslavery Africa as a place of great political, cultural, religious, and agricultural advancements. The slave trade brought great change.

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Runtime: 47 minutes 53 seconds

Black and white illustration of an African tribe speaking with white men wearing tricorn hats in a row boat docked at shore. Caption. One of these travelers.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 1
47 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white photo of Black men wearing Civil War-era clothing, hoeing fields alongside Black women and children. Caption. Her skill in speaking impressed many people.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 2
48 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white photo of a Black man wearing a surgical cap and mask. Caption. And was a member of the State Board of Health.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 3
40 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white photo of nineteen sixties White and Black protesters gathered together in a group and holding signs. Caption. And provoked support of the civil rights movement.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 4
44 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Black and white photo of N, B, A player, Bill Russell, blocking another basketball player. Caption. And led the team to the N, B, A championships 11 times.
Black American History
Season 0 / Ep 5
37 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12