Famous Black People in History Biography Picture Card Game by Edu-Cards

Famous Black People in History Biography Picture Card Game by Edu-Cards

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This educational card game consists of thirty-six plastic cards and a game guide or "Quiz Game" pamphlet in a two-piece cardboard box. The cards each have a black and white drawing of a notable individual and a brief biography contained on the back of each card. The guide claims that the card game was designed to enhance student learning and promote a broader awareness of the contributions of Black Americans throughout America's past.
The cards feature: Richard Allen, Marian Anderson, Crispus Attucks, James Baldwin, Benjamin Banneker, James Beckwourth, Mary McLeod Bethune, Edward William Brooke, Ralph Bunche, George Washington Carver, Shirley Chisholm, Paul Cuffe, Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Frederick Douglass, Dr. Charles Drew, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, John Hope Franklin, Prince Hall, W.C. Handy, Matthew Henson, Langston Hughes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis Latimer, Thurgood Marshall, Jan Matzeliger, Norbert Rillieux, Carl T. Rowan, Robert Smalls, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Robert C. Weaver, Phillis Wheatley, Daniel Hale Williams, Granville Woods.
This card set was produced by Edu-Cards, a division of Binney and Smith, Inc., known for Crayola Crayons. Edu-Cards were originally produced by the Ed-U-Cards Company and founded about 1946 in Long Island City, New York to produce flash cards in a variety of subjects for Baby Boomers. In addition to math and reading, cards were produced for subjects like geography (states), music, science like chemistry, animals, spotter cards of plants, sea shells, and trees, and biographies of famous people. Licensed character cards were produced into lotto and matching games. The company was bought out by Binney and Smith in 1959 and the spelling of the product name was changed to Edu-Cards by 1963 though the packaging took a few years to change on all products. Binney and Smith is owned by Hallmark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Cards, Playing Cards, Set of (36)
depicted
Attucks, Crispus
Baldwin, James
Banneker, Benjamin
Bunche, Ralph Johnson
Carver, George Washington
Chisholm, Shirley
Douglass, Frederick
Franklin, John Hope
Hall, Prince
Handy, W. C.
Hughes, Langston
King, Jr., Martin Luther
Latimer, Lewis H.
Marshall, Thurgood
Truth, Sojourner
Tubman, Harriet
Washington, Booker T.
Anderson, Marian
maker
Binney and Smith Incorporated
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 16 cm x 3 cm; 7 1/2 in x 6 5/16 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
1998.0068.186
accession number
1998.0068
catalog number
1998.0068.186
subject
Games
Education
Children
Blacks
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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