Do You Know More Black History than a Fourth Grader?
Tate and His Historic Dream is a new inspirational book about a fourth grader who develops an appreciation for black history. In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and a call by many to reassess and understand race relations in America, it occurs to me that how we think and act in race-related situations is affected by our understanding and personal history regarding race. Our past is part of our present. That being said, how much black history do you know? What about your fourth grader? Take this short quiz based on the new book by Bernard C. Turner and Michelle Duster to find out.
History comes alive in both art and inspiring words from twenty-eight black leaders in American history who speak to Tate in a dream. Listen to the voices of ten of them below. How many can you identify?
How is history related to Psychology Today, peoples’ attitudes, and education? I suspect a deep connection.
Answers: 1) W.E.B. DuBois; 2) George Washington Carver; 3) Frederick Douglass; 4) Harriet Tubman; 5) Sojourner Truth; 6) Captain Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback; 7) Thurgood Marshall; 8) Phillis Wheatley 9) Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable; 10) Carter G. Woodson.
If you didn’t do very well on the quiz, consider reading the book and give it to a fourth grader.
Click here for more information about Tate and His Historic Dream by Bernard C. Turner and Michelle Duster.
(Dr. Gentry is the author of Raising Confident Readers, How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7. Available on Amazon.com. Follow Dr. Gentry on Facebook and on Twitter.)