This collection of worksheets offers short reading passages about the lives and work of famous African Americans. Students will learn about the lives of various politicians, inventors, anti-slavery activists, educators, sports figures, and more. Each short essay is accompanied by two answer sheets (multiple choice and short answer), as well as a one page "organizer," in which students can note short facts about the subject. Answer keys are provided for each sheet.
Project idea: Have your students research and report on contemporary African Americans who are also highly influential, such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, etc.