Black Stars of Colonial Times and the Revolutionary War: by James Haskins, Jim Haskins, Clinton Cox, Brenda Wilkinson

By James Haskins, Jim Haskins, Clinton Cox, Brenda Wilkinson

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Black Stars of Colonial Times and the Revolutionary War: African Americans Who Lived Their Dreams

AFRICAN AMERICAN background involves LIFEDiscover why children everywhere in the state are studying the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. here's what you need to find out about the lives of serious black women and men in the course of the Colonial and progressive battle era:richard allencrispus attucksbenjamin bannekerdaniel cokerpaul cuffeaustin dabneyjames durhamestevanicocatherine fergusonjames fortenlemuel haynesanthony johnson"free frank" mcwortermarie therese metoyerjean baptiste element du sabledeborah sampsonpeter salempierre toussaint"The books within the Black Stars sequence are the kinds of books that might have fairly captivated me as a child.

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Returning to Santo Domingo after completing his schooling, du Sable worked for some years on his father’s ships. But he was an adventurous young man and yearned to see more of the world. He was especially interested in visiting the southern part of North 29 30 America, where France had established the colony of Louisiana. His father understood and encouraged him to pursue his dreams. Presented with a ship named Suzanne by his father, du Sable and his friend Jacques Clemorgan set out for North America.

According to legend, Dabney never forgot Harris’s kindness and served the family faithfully for years afterward. Much later, the Harris family’s eldest son found a way to thank Dabney for his loyalty and self-sacrifice. When the Harris family moved to Madison County, Georgia, Dabney went with them. His hard work and saving made it possible for the eldest Harris son to go to Franklin College. When young Harris 39 40 got a job in the office of state legislator Stephen Upson, he sought Upson’s help for Dabney.

He is attended by Benjamin Banniker [sic], an Ethiopian, whose abilities, as a surveyor, and an astronomer, clearly prove that Mr. ”3 Banneker spent several months making and recording astronomical observations, maintaining the field astronomical clock, and compiling other data required by Ellicott. This work made him more interested than ever in astronomy, and when he returned home, he spent countless nighttime hours at his telescope. On many nights, instead of using the telescope, the old man wrapped himself in a blanket and lay in a field watching the stars until dawn.

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