Black History Month Posters – Information on My Top 3

I had did a quick search and found 10 things/people that are part of Black History and from Kansas. This list can be found in a previous blog post. I had then picked my top 3 things/people to research about to make posters of. These are the ones I had chose and an explanation of each.

Benjamin “Pap” Singleton

  • Born in Nashville, TN in 1809.
  • Organized a move from Tennessee to Kansas to claim land in Dunlap.
  • The move to Kansas lead to the Great Exodus of 1879.
  • 50,000 men, exodusters, followed Singleton’s lead.
  • Defended blacks moving to Kansas when white men opposed the idea.
  • Started an organization called Colored United Links (CUL) which had later failed.

Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Born in Topeka, KS in 1917.
  • Brooks was an African American poet.
  • Wrote about the poor of the inner city.
  • Published her first poem in 1930.
  • Published her first book of poetry in 1945.
  • Won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950.
  • JFK asked Brooks to read at the Library of Congress poetry festival in 1962.

Hattie McDaniel

  • Born in Wichita, KS in 1895.
  • McDaniel was an American actress and a professional singer/songwriter.
  • First African American to receive a Academy Award.
  • Appeared in over 300 films.
  • McDaniel has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

3 thoughts on “Black History Month Posters – Information on My Top 3

  1. ppiper says:

    I like how you mentioned your previous post so others know what this project is all about. You have a good amount of information, and Hattie McDaniel sounds like she’ll be fun to make a poster on.

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