Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Library of Congress – Resources for Women’s History Month

  The Library of Congress has a series of resources for teachers that are specific to teaching Women’s History Month. The robust online resources provide a variety of primary sources, activities, lesson plans, and more that can help you bring … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Online Exhibit – African American History Month

If your’e looking for resources for Black History Month, the Library of Congress has published an extensive online repository “African American History Month.” It focuses on the history of African Americans in popular culture, sports, politics, Civil Rights, art, and … Continue reading

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iTunes U – Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement

  American RadioWorks, a subset of American Public Media, has published 10 free iTunes U episodes “Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement.” “For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Catalogues Oral History of the March on Washington

August 28 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In honor of the event, Smithsonian magazine has collected a series of images, reflections, videos, and audio recordings that relays the individual stories of those who marched on Washington … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Teaching Civil Rights

Today marks the anniversary of the landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education. On this day in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that the segregation of races for education under the “separate but equal” clause was unconstitutional. The case would … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Electronic Exhibit – African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

In honor of Black History Month, the Library of Congress is hosting the electronic exhibit “African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship.” The exhibit displays more than 240 artifacts, including documents, images, videos, and more. The exhibit “explores black America’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 204th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is one of America’s most celebrated Presidents, having served during the Union’s darkest time – the Civil War. His problematic tenure in office saw the United States nearly torn apart, … Continue reading

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The Origins of Black History Month

February is Black History Month – a time when Americans focus on the history, achievements, and contributions that African Americans have made. While it is not the only cultural heritage or focused history month, it is the oldest and often … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Online Exhibit: Separate is *not* Equal

February is Black History Month and the National Museum of American History is marking the event with its online exhibit: Stories of Freedom & Justice. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro, NC Woolworth sit-in, the event has … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Tribute in Photos Courtesy of Discovery News

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Discovery news honors the late Civil Rights leader in photographs that capture his persona in public and private. The photographs look back at King’s Greatest accomplishments. To see the images, check out the Discovery … Continue reading

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