ERIC Number: ED200506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Black Chronicle: An American History Textbook Supplement. Revised.
Kailin, Clarence S.
This second edition of the chronicle provides an accurate and balanced representation of the history of the Black experience in an effort to counteract misinformation presented in most U.S. history textbooks. A study of U.S. history texts used in Wisconsin school districts reveals major failings. One of the most serious shortcomings of the textbooks is the omission or distortion of the Black experience as well as inaccuracies in the portrayal of Black people. The historical account of events, which the chronicle presents, begins in 50,000 B.C. and ends in 1979. The following major historical periods are covered: early times; the colonial period; slave resistance; the Revolutionary War period to the Civil War; the Civil War; Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction; Black organizational activities from Civil War to 1900; the populist movement; the Booker T. Washington Period; the Harlem Renaissance; the New Deal and World War II; the post-World War II period; the posttest era; the struggle of the 1960's; the decade of the seventies; July, 1978 Justice Thurgood Marshall's Bakke dissent; and 1979. For each period an historical overview is provided, specific dates within the historical period are listed, and events occuring on those dates are described. Examples include: 1890, by the beginning of the 1890's, there were 154 Black newspapers; 1942, James Farmer formed the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.); 1978, New Orleans got its first Black Mayor, Ernest N. Morial, on Mondary May 1, 1978. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black History, Black Influences, Black Power, Black Studies, Chronicles, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Reconstruction Era, Revolutionary War (United States), Slavery, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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 from EDRS in paper copy or microfiche. For a related document, see ED 170 236.