ERIC Number: ED170236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Black Chronicle: An American History Textbook Supplement.
Kailin, Clarence S.; Sylvester, Mary Jean, Ed.
The chronicle provides an accurate and balanced representation of the history of the black experience in an effort to counteract misinformation presented in most textbooks. American history textbooks used in Wisconsin school districts ignore or distort the cultural experiences and contributions of blacks, often omitting important information, overgeneralizing, and distorting historical accuracy. The document is organized as a chronological outline, with dates presented for 11 major historical periods: The Colonial period, the Revolutionary War period, the Civil War and reconstruction, post-reconstruction, industrialization and world involvement, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, World War II and the New Deal, post-World War II, the Protest Era, and the early 1970s. For each period, a brief overview summarizes major national and international political and social events which were significant to blacks. Following the historical overview, specific dates within the historical period are listed and events occurring on those dates are described. Example items include 1905, the Niagara Movement was formed by W.E.B. DuBois to reject paternalism, inferiority, and charity; 1939, Senator Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi introduced a plan to colonize black people back to Africa; and 1972, the National Black Convention in Gary, Indiana, drew up an agenda to present to political parties in the 1972 election. (DB)
Descriptors: African History, Black Power, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Democratic Values, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, History, Instructional Materials, Minority Group Influences, Political Influences, Racial Discrimination, Racism, Reconstruction Era, Revolutionary War (United States), Slavery, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences, Textbooks, United States History
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 (free, $0.25 postage for single copies)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Office of Equal Education Opportunities.
Note: Photographs throughout document may not reproduce clearly