Once you’ve covered Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, who else can you feature during Black History Month? How about Bass Reeves, the first African-American hired as a marshal west of the Mississippi! Reeves had a career in law enforcement for over 30 years, bringing in more than 3,000 criminals and was never wounded once. He used his knowledge of the frontier, his quick draw with two guns, and clever disguises to outsmart thieves, rustlers and murders. My slideshow not only introduces students to this fascinating man, but also gives them background information on slavery and the wild West. The 20 slides in this presentation are accompanied by a seven-page script with in-depth details about Reeves’ life. The script is in PDF format. The slideshow is available in both Apple Keynote and Microsoft Powerpoint. If you like this slideshow, please take a look at my others in my Famous Black American series.
Famous Black American Bass Reeves: Black Man With A Gun
by Diane Yale-Peabody
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