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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 public about Black history. One noteworthy component of is this extensive collection of primary documents. This collection, which features documents spanning from 1724 to 2009, provides an invaluable resource for history instructors and students. Among the dozens of documents included here are the deleted portions of the Declaration of Independence, in which Thomas Jefferson condemned slavery; the 1849 Roberts v. Boston ruling (which rejected Benjamin Roberts's challenge to racial segregation in Boston schools); and Zora Neale Hurston's 1955 criticism of Brown v. Board of Education. The majority of these documents are related to court cases so that civics teachers as well as history teachers will find plenty of resources of interest.
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July 31st, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
June 20th, 2017 at 2:11pm
Date Of Record Release
June 23rd, 2017 at 8:22am
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