Activity: Pioneering African Americans in Government ProjectFebruary 25, 2021
The following activity has been extracted from our African American History course / Unit 10: To the Present.
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Activity: Pioneering African Americans in Government
For this assignment, you will create a presentation on pioneering African Americans in government and politics. There are many leaders to research. For example, you might choose to report on Hiram Revels, a United States Congressman elected in 1869, or Kamala Harris, elected to the Senate in November 2016 and now elected as Vice President of the United States during the November 6, 2020, presidential elections. She is California’s first African American Senator and only the second black woman ever elected to the Senate. Or you might choose to report on Barack Obama, the first African American president.
Your presentation should be creative, original, and show your research effort. It should address the importance of the political figure and include facts, issues, and/or relevance. Create your presentation using PowerPoint or another application of your choosing.