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Rulers of the World: African Americans
Channel Craft

Rulers of the World: African Americans

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Rulers of the World are 12-inch wooden rulers, made in the U.S.A. of American-grown basswood (which comes from the linden tree,) coated with a clear lacquer and printed with non-toxic ink. On one side, the ruler has measurements in both inches and centimeters. The people listed on the other side were (or are) "rulers" in their field.

African-American Women Rulers

Includes women who excelled in many areas; you'll find writers, artists, musicians, scientists, aviators, political figures, an educator, a dancer, and a chef.

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913, depicted at the top of the ruler,) escaped slavery and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

African American Rulers

Women and men who contributed to American culture, with a heavy emphasis on the Abolitionist Movement of the mid-19th century and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Frederick Douglass (1817-1895, depicted at the top of the ruler,) an early activist, was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

Dean Helfer, Jr. started Channel Craft back in 1983 when he was selling his handmade wooden toys out of the back of his van at regional craft fairs. Today, Channel Craft has grown to a company that employs about 70 workers in the factory housed in an old Army Corp of Engineers complex on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. 

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