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Regina Andrews – Educational Lesson - Level 1

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Celebrate Harlem and increase your knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance when you discover the many accomplishments and contributions of Regina Andrews, a young multi-racial librarian who was labeled as an African American. This would lead to her becoming the first African American supervising librarian at the New York City Public Library on 115th Street. Follow Andrew's plight as you develop your reading comprehension skills and answer the corresponding questions. 

Three fun facts about Regina Andrews:

  • Only one of her grandparents was of African descent, but she was considered by others to be African American.
  • She organized the 1924 Civic Club Dinner, which helped to start the Harlem Renaissance.
  • She wrote plays using the pen name Ursula Trelling.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One

Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key. 

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Vanessa Benoit 3rd Mar 2015


Regina Andrews -Lesson 1, gives you a brief historic background on Regina. Then a Q&A follows the lesson. Great history lesson for students.

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