History Through the Stories of Unknown People

 

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.”

Activity

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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