Famous American Heroes Summary

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On September 9, 1915, four American heroes started the study of Negro life and history for the promotion of Black culture in America. Sam Wineburg and Chauncey Monte-Sano analyze the articles, newsletters, reports, and publications written and edited by Woodson as a contribution to the American history. According to Wineburg and Monte-Sano, the black community never existed in the face of America and they were literally invisible. Famous Americans participated in civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to impact change. Wineburg and Monte-Sano describe the negligence of black traditional history study in the school curriculum. The article discusses how the curriculum dismisses change on the study of the basic structure of traditional history and the …show more content…
The study shows that Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony as the top four most famous Americans. The researchers did a study to identify common pantheon between the adults and students responses about the famous Americans. The journal provides information on responses based on beliefs of changing the fortune of fame to address and define the historical canon for contemporary Americans. The responses from both the adults, however, have a common Pantheon on the description of the famous Americans and the top ten are significantly more black figures than white figures. The journal uses researched materials and historical materials stating that cultural curriculum has many courses on addressing the understanding of American history. The objectives of the study are to give differences from the myths on American history by differentiating between the old and new heroes of the America. According to Wineburg and Monte-Sano memory constitutes an understanding of rivalries, symbolic levels of political and social