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African American or Black Soldiers in WWI Harlem Hellfighters PowerPoint

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This presentation discusses the experience of African American soldiers in World War I. It ties together their wartime experience and valor with their struggles on the home front. Topics include the Silent March, the St. Louis Massacre (Riots), the heroism of the Harlem Hellfighters and Anthony Johnson, James Reese Europe, and the Red Summer of 1919.

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This lesson is linked with the following NYS standards, however, you could always include your own instead:

8.4e After World War I, the United States entered a period of economic prosperity and cultural change. This period is known as the Roaring Twenties. During this time, new opportunities for women were gained, and African Americans engaged in various efforts to distinguish themselves and celebrate their culture.

8.4e.3 - Students will examine examples of World War I and postwar race relations, such as the East St. Louis riots, the Silent March, and the Tulsa riots.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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