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African American History Month

February is African American History Month, and, as the Library of Congress site notes, it's an area of history that should be incorporated into all discussions about American history. The Library of Congress listened to its own advice and created this most useful site to help students, teachers, and others to do just that. Visitors can read about a number of notable African Americans, including...
The Negro Travelers' Green Book, Spring 1956

The history of travel writing is full of interesting stories and journeys, and some of them are born out of various hardships. In the 1930s, Victor H. Green began to publish the Negro Travelers' Green Book in order to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary "to board, dine, and sightsee comfortably and safely during the era of segregation." The University of...
Robert E. Williams Photographs, 1872-1898

Robert E. Williams was an African-American photographer who had his own studio in Augusta, Georgia from 1888 to 1908. During this period Williams took thousands of photos documenting domestic life, dwellings, baptism rituals, harvesting and transporting cotton, vehicles and transportation, and family life. The staff members at the University of Georgia have curated this collection of 84 images...
Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History

Based out of Columbia University, the Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History was created with a goal of helping teachers present a more inclusive representation of American history within K-12 social studies curriculum. Housing rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, news clips, and excerpts of oral history interviews, the site consists of three Modules: Plantation... African American History: Primary Documents

Readers may remember BlackPast from the 06-23-2017 Scout Report. In addition to the site's Primary Documents section highlighted here (which covers key moments in African American history), the site has a wealth of tools and resources on topics such as genealogy, race, and Civil Rights. Since 2007, has been dedicated to providing resources to educators and members of the general...
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