Unity Saturday Academy

At University of California Irvine

African-American and Hispanic History Projects

Please choose from the list below and prepare a 10-minute review for a presentation to the school. The audience will include parents and students. It is suggested that the parents and elders participate. The topics are about the following men and women:

John Brown

Abolitionist, leader of attempted slave rebellion, 1859

John Edgar Hoover

Racist, director of the FBI

Denmark Vesey

Leader of revolt against slavery, 1822

Gabriel

Leader of revolt against slavery, 1801

Nat Turner

Leader of revolt against slavery, 1831

Tecumseh

A great leader of indigenous people

Cesar Chavez

Leader of Chicano unionization

Simon Bolivar

Leader of the revolt against Spanish domination in South America

Crazy Horse

Sioux leader against ethnic cleansing

Sitting Bull

Sioux leader against ethnic cleansing

Fannie Lou Hamer

Leader of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party - 1964

Marcus Garvey

Black Nationalist leader in the early 1920s

Harriett Tubman

A leader of the underground railroad

Ida B. Wells

Advocate against lynching and racism circa 1900

Malcolm X

Leading Black Nationalist in the 1950s to 1965

Singbe Pieh (Cinque)

Freedom fighter, leader of Amistad revolt against illegal slave trading

Martin Delaney

Leader, abolitionist in 1850s thru the Civil War and after

David Walker

Abolitionist, writer in the 1820s and early 30s

Crispus Attucks

Leader of Boston Massacre

Huey Newton

Founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Bobby Seal

Founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Fred Hampton

Leader of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Objective of Your Presentation:

  1. Give a very brief background on your person
  2. What did this person do to become famous?
  3. What motivated this person?
  4. How is the impact of this person's actions? How did he/she affect history?
  5. Why is it important for all people to remember this person?

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