Bibliography: Harriet Tubman (page 4 of 4)

This bibliography is selected and organized by the Black Lives & Me website.  

Gaines, Lonnetta (1989). Imagine Success! An Action Manual for Self-Development. This manual is an organized collection of journal activities and action charts designed to help individuals and groups to set goals and achieve them. It is based upon the following premises: (1) what you think has a profound impact upon your experience; (2) successful living is vitally connected to effective learning; and (3) success is related to ongoing self-development. The manual's intention is to improve students' reading, writing, and communications skills through a movement-based sequence of workshop experiences focusing on the following four major areas: (1) self-discipline; (2) self-esteem; (3) self-expression; and (4) self-development. Users of the manual are asked to imagine, think, write, define, and practice through diary notes, journal activities, research projects, chants, practice activities and charts, artistic experiences, and other exercises. The manual is divided into the following 10 sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Harriet Tubman: A Model of Success"; (3) "Clear Your Mind: Four Affirmative Chants"; (4) "Focus Your Thinking: Four Key Ideas"; (5) "Relaxed Attention: Your Ticket to Success"; (6) "Values Clarification"; (7) "Imagine Success in Action," including two preparation skills, seven positive habits, and a final word; (8) "The Exhibition-Performance"; (9) "Summary and Additional Practice Charts"; and (10) "Glossaries." A final self-assessment and an evaluation questionnaire are appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Goal Orientation

Harris, Violet J. (1984). The Brownies' Book: Challenge to the Selective Tradition in Children's Literature. "The Brownies' Book," a periodical for Black children created and edited by W. E. B. Du Bois and published for 2 years, from 1920 to 1921, was a radical departure from traditional children's publications. It challenged the "selective tradition" in children's literature that negatively depicted Afro-Americans and Afro-American culture. It offered poems, stories, informative articles, and advice that portrayed Black children as intelligent, attractive, clean, and virtuous. Readers were apprised of the history and achievements of Blacks in articles about Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, and Black children around the country were recognized for academic achievement. Additionally, to counteract the effect of drawings in other children's literature that showed Blacks with unattractive and exaggerated features, the drawings for "The Brownies' Book" showed Blacks as being attractive and having a wide range of physical characteristics and skin tones. Readers were taught to treat others with fairness, equality, and assertiveness, and poems and stories often emphasized kindness and perseverance. In a monthly column called "The Judge," young readers were given guidance that would enable them to interact with others with self-confidence and tolerance. The magazine was overtly political, stressing racial solidarity and racial equality, and it seems to have inspired many Blacks to challenge the status quo. Letters from readers reflect the uplifting and inspirational quality of the magazine, indicating that it fulfilled DuBois' hopes that "The Brownie Book" would create "refined colored youngsters."   [More]  Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature

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