Saturday, February 5, 2022

US Citizenship Resources for Black History Month 2022

Happy Black History Month! 
During the month of February, US Citizenship Podcast explores the connection between the USCIS History and Civics questions and African American History.  Let's get started!

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Updated 2022-02-05

Citizenship Interview and Civics Quizzes:

  • ESL Library (check for updates)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr Day activity

LISTEN UP!  US Citizenship Podcast African-American History Series
  • USCIS 100:60 Slaves, Slavery, and Olaudah Equiano mp3
  • USCIS 100:61 Colonists, Taxes, Crispus Attuks, Lemuel Haynes, and the American Revolutionary War mp3
  • USCIS 100:62 the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and Sally Hemings mp3
  • USCIS 100:69 George Washington, Phillis Wheatley, and Columbia mp3
  • Feb 05 USCIS 100:65 The Constitutional Convention, the Great Compromise, and Slavery mp3
  • USCIS 100:94 Washington DC, Benjamin Banneker, and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson mp3
  • USCIS 100:71 Louisiana Territory, Missouri River, and York mp3
  • USCIS 100:09 Life, Liberty, and La Amistad mp3
  • USCIS 100:77 Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Civil Rights mp3
  • USCIS 100:99 July 4th, Slavery, and Fredrick Douglass mp3
  • USCIS 100:74 Slavery, the Supreme Court, and Dred Scott mp3
  • USCIS 100:75 Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and the Underground Railroad mp3
  • USCIS 100:76 The Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth (mp3)

VOA News
(recent videos)

  1. VOANews: From Africa to America (Special Report--multiple articles and videos) (2019)--In 1619, the first Africans were brought to colonial Virginia – in bondage – beginning more than two centuries of slavery in America
  2. African American Families Seek Clues About Enslaved Ancestors (2019)
  3. African American Community Wants to Preserve Its Heritage (2018)
  4. Members of African Diaspora Want More African Refugees in the US (2016)
  5. BEYOND THE UNICORN: African and African-American Tech Entrepreneurs (2018)
  6. Biden to Nominate Black Woman to Supreme Court (2022)
  7. Black Panther Offers a Bridge for African Americans to Connect with Their African Roots (2018)
  8. Buffalo Soldiers Celebrate 150th Anniversary (2016) (video)
  9. Black Lives Matter Activists Voice Cautious Optimism About Biden Presidency (2021)
  10. Black Panther Offers a Bridge for African Americans to Connect with Their African Roots (2019)
  11. 'Driving While Black' Documentary Chronicles Decades of Mistreatment of African American Motorists (Dec 2020)
  12. Founded by Former Slaves, Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns Struggle to Survive (Sept 2020)
  13. A Futuristic Tool Helps Viewers Access Black History (Nov 2021)
  14. Historic Oklahoma All-black Towns Fight to Survive (2017)
  15. Inspiring Story of one of America's First African American Millionaires (2018)
  16. Juneteenth – A Day to Reflect on the History and Legacy of Slavery in the US (2019)
  17. Juneteenth Becomes a Federal Holiday in the US (June 2021)
  18. Kamala Harris Makes History as First Black and Indian American Female Vice President (2021)
  19. Largest Historically Black College in US Welcomes International Students (2020)
  20. The Life of an African American Rodeo Cowgirl | VOA Connect (2019)
  21. Nation’s Capital Celebrates Juneteenth, Newest Federal Holiday (June 2021)
  22. Pan African Festival Connects the African Diaspora Through the Arts (2019)
  23. Seeing America Through the Eyes of African Immigrants Turned Truckers (2018)
  24. Storycorps: African-American NASCAR Driver Was Driven to Compete (2018)
  25. 'Trapped': People from Travel Ban-Affected Countries Reflect, One Year Later (2018)
  26. The Truth of Our Origins (VOA Connect Ep 16) (2019)
  27. Visual Exploration of African Americans' Identity (2019)
  28. VOA Takes Sneak Peek at the Smithsonian’s Newest Museum in Washington (2017)
MORE RESOURCES (check back for updates)

    Citizenship, Immigration, and Government Resources in African Languages
    Updated 2022-02-05

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