Arturo Schomburg, born in Puerto Rico, had a spark created in him when his fifth grade teacher told him that "Africa's sons and daughters had no history, no heroes worth noting." For his whole life, Arturo Schomburg, read thousands of books to uncover the African and African American heroes of the past. His research and collection of books in the Harlem Library and at Fisk University reveals to all children of today that there were many heroes of his heritage who had a history to be proud of.
I created a Guided Reading packet that includes reading comprehension strategies, as well as interpretation of quotes, and the beliefs of people who believed and fought for equality. There are also choices of Post Reading Activities to show students' synthesis of information.