Play the I See Me Positively Game
Sometimes seeing is believing. Perhaps your little genius has visions of becoming the next great dancer, actor, doctor or politician. But they have never seen a dancer/actor/doctor/politician that looks like them. Inspire them with people from the past and present who have created paths for your little/big one to follow. Suggestions: Have your little/big one put their Christmas Kindle to good use. Find out which field they are interested, select a person of interest from that field and then research:
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The First Blacks In Congress Were All Republicans
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Suggested: See more African American Chairman & CEO's of Fortune 500 Companies here
- What college they attended
- What type of contests or organizations they participated in
- Famous quotes
- Who inspired them
Here's a Few Notable African Americans to get you started!
|James Van Der Zee||Kara Walker||Jonathan Green Green is a painter and print maker and is considered one of the most important contemporary painters of the Southern experience.|
|Anne Cole Lowe||
Before launching Jeffrey Banks Ltd. in New York City in 1978 at the age of 25, he worked as a design assistant to Ralph Lauren (1971–73) and Calvin Klein (1973–76).
Mitchell is an African-American dancer, choreographer. In 1956 Mitchell became the only black dancer in the New York City Ballet
|George Washington Carver||
Bath is an American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.
Daniel Hale Williams
Performed the first successful open-heart surgery in the United States.
|Blanche Kelso Bruce||Alexander Twilight||John Stewart Rock|
|Pierre Caliste Landry||
|Carol Moseley Braun Braun is the first and only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate.|
|Kenneth Irvine Chenault||
Thompson is the president and chief executive officer of McDonald's.
What field is your child interested in?
Have a Happy Weekend!!