Sometimes you can learn about American history through stories of people you may have never heard of. One example is: Searching for Sarah Rector : the Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden.
Because Sarah and her family had a relationship with the Creek Nation, they qualified to receive land. Sarah’s land had oil wells.
Sample: “If that first oil well kept kicking…. eleven-year old Sarah Rector would be able to afford piles of playthings, clothes, and doodads, not to mention a bigger house for her family.”
Do you know someone who participated in a historical event?
Ask this person for an interview.
Find out what he or she thought while the event was going on.
What details does the interviewee remember?
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