• Ms Noel

    • U.S. History
    • African American Studies
    • Email: ashlee.noel@humbleisd.net
    • ph: 281-641-6300 
    • Room: 8222
    • Conference: 2nd Period 


  • Hi, everyone, 
    Welcome back to HHS for the 2022-2023 school year. As we continue to navigate Face to Face learning, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am excited to welcome you in as we learn about our shared history. As always, you can contact me here, or at ashlee.noel@humbleisd.net.

     Ms. Noel 

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    Period 1 - US History 

    Period 2 - Conference   

    Period 3 - African African American Studies  

    Period 4 - African African American Studies  

    Period 5 - US History

    Period 6- Common Planning  

    Period 7- US History 

a people without knowledge of their past, origins and culture is like a tree without roots
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  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    by Isabel Wilkerson Year Published:

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson wrote the definitive analysis of the Great Migration. The stories of Black citizens leaving the South in search of a better life in northern and western cities are crucial narratives in African American history, determining the lives of future generations. For the majority of the 20th century, nearly six million people took part in a major population shift, explored in over a thousand interviews by Wilkerson.

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  • Black Reconstruction in America

    by W.E.B. DuBois Year Published:

    W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history.

    Black Reconstruction in America tells and interprets the story of the twenty years of Reconstruction from the point of view of newly liberated African Americans. Though lambasted by critics at the time of its publication in 1935, Black Reconstruction has only grown in historical and literary importance. In the 1960s it joined the canon of the most influential revisionist historical works. Its greatest achievement is weaving a credible, lyrical historical narrative of the hostile and politically fraught years of 1860-1880 with a powerful critical analysis of the harmful effects of democracy, including Jim Crow laws and other injustices. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by David Levering Lewis, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.



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  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Year Published:

    This will be our "textbook" throughout the year. 

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is the companion book to the six-part, six hour documentary of the same name, airing on national, primetime public television in the fall of 2013. The series is the first to air since 1968 that chronicles the full sweep of 500 years of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent and the arrival of the first black conquistador, Juan Garrido, in Florida in 1513, through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to today—when Barack Obama is serving his second term as President, yet our country remains deeply divided by race and class.The book explores these topics in even more detail than possible in the television series, and examines many other fascinating matters as well, such as the ethnic origins—and the regional and cultural diversity—of the Africans whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people. It delves into the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have created in the half a millennium since their African ancestors first arrived on these shores. Like the television series, this book guides readers on an engaging journey through the Black Atlantic world—from Africa and Europe to the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States—to shed new light on what it has meant, and means, to be an African American.By highlighting the complex internal debates and class differences within the Black Experience in this country, readers will learn that the African American community, which black abolitionist Martin R. Delany described as a "nation within a nation," has never been a truly uniform entity, and that its members have been debating their differences of opinion and belief from their very first days in this country. The road to freedom for black people in America has not been linear; rather, much like the course of a river, it has been full of loops and eddies, slowing and occasionally reversing current. Ultimately, this book emphasizes the idea that African American history encompasses multiple continents and venues, and must be viewed through a transnational perspective to be fully understood.

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  • Harriet: The Moses of Her People

    by Sarah Bradford Year Published:

    This simple, unvarnished account recalls the courageous life of Harriet Tubman, one of the best-known “conductors” on the Underground Railroad. First published in 1869 and privately printed to raise funds for “the Moses of her people,” Sarah Bradford’s memorable biography recalls the former slave’s grim childhood; her perilous experiences leading slaves into Canada; her efforts as a Civil War nurse, cook, and scout for the Union Army; and her post-conflict endeavors to aid and educate former slaves.
    An inspiring story of bravery, perseverance, and self-sacrifice, this accurate, reliable account by Tubman’s contemporary is essential reading for students of American history and African-American studies.


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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    by Harriet Jacobs Year Published:

    Harriet Ann Jacobs was born a slave in Edenton, North Carolina in 1813. After both her mother, Delilah, and father, Elijah, died during Jacobs's youth, she and her younger brother, John, were raised by their maternal grandmother, Molly Horniblow. Jacobs learned to read, write, and sew under her first mistress, Margaret Horniblow, and hoped to be freed by her. However, when Jacobs was eleven years old, her mistress died and willed her to Dr. James Norcom, a binding decision that initiated a lifetime of suffering and hardship for Jacobs. Incidents...

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