Famous Black People in American History

Easton, PA: Edu-Cards, 1970. First Edition. Thirty-five original flashcards (of thirty-six, lacking Shirley Chisolm), with illustrated portraits printed on rectos and biographical text on versos, housed in the original pictorial cardboard box; together with the original eight panel instruction booklet. Signs of use, with some wear, creasing, and occasional brief holograph notations on versos; three cards laminated; tape reinforcement to base of box, with splitting to one corner; splitting to upper right corner of lid; Very Good.

The first in a series of self-study cards produced by Edu-Cards (a division of Crayola Crayons), "designed to give teachers and students a broader and more factual statement on the Black American role in our nation's history. Its basic aim is to promote a better understanding of America's past by developing an increased awareness of the magnitude of the contribution of the Black American in all areas of American life through all the periods of American history (p.1). The instruction booklet offers directions to teachers and parents, listing brief biographical matter for the 36 figures featured on each card, as well as rules for the "Who Am I?" quiz game and additional quiz questions. Offered together with an additional 33 flashcards, crudely designed in a DIY method and clearly updated at a later date by an educator or student, with cards for Michael Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Alex Haley, Darryl Strawberry, Andrew J. Young, Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Wilt Chamberlain, and others. The creator has also included an additional holograph questionnaire sheet, with five questions to amplify the exercise. A creative and compelling educational tool.

Price: $200.00

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