October 18, 2018

NHD 2019: U.S. History 20th Century Through WWII

The Jungle and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906Chicago meat packing primary sources The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Topics in Chronicling America - Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 timeline & select newspaper articles More 1906 historical newspaper coverage of the Pure Food and Drug Act Upton Sinclair Jungle 1906 historical newspaper coverage The Determinants of Progressive Era Reform. The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 2004 The Pure Food and Drug Act US House of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: African American History & Culture

Primary Source sets with teacher guidesBaseball: Across a Divided Society Harlem Renaissance Jim Crow in America The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for FreedomFeatured Source guided primary source analysis activitiesAfro-American Monument An airship with a “Jim Crow” trailer Condition of the descendants of former African slaves The constitutional amendment Jesse Owens President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address Tree of Liberty Woman … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP

Curated set of primary sources and other resources related to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom primary source set, includes teacher's guideNAACP image setHistorical newspaper coverageNational Negro Committee 1910 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People articles from the Broad Ax 1895-1922 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACPOral … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Lesson overviewWriter and poet Langston Hughes was a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement, famous for his illuminating and moving depictions of African American life. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was Hughes's first published poem, appearing in the June 1921 issue of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) magazine The Crisis. Since that time, the poem has been set to music repeatedly, as shown by the sheet music illustrating this post.Lesson … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: A. Philip Randolph

Leading the procession from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln MemorialMore A. Philip Randolph imagesA. Philip Randolph historical newspaper coverage The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters A. Philip Randolph letter to NAACP Secretary Walter White March 18, 1941The Negro in National Defense 1941 posterWhy Should We March? 1941 flyerExecutive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry 1941 Our DocumentsNAACP joined union organizer A. Philip … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Lynching

Please be sure to review all primary sources prior to introducing students to them. You may also wish to read Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult Issues.Lynching by Helen Douglass 1859 manuscript"Lynch Law in the South" by Frederick Douglass The North American Review Volume 155, Issue 428 July 1892Lynch Laws speech by Frederick DouglassThe facts in the case of the horrible murder of little Myrtle Vance c 1893Lessons of the Hour speech by Frederick Douglass, … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Civil Rights

Civil rights primary source collectionsCollection Spotlight: Civil Rights History Project Presidential Spotlight: Lyndon B. Johnson Primary Source Spotlight: NAACP The Voting Rights Act, the first months U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1965 Civil rights books & articles Select civil rights primary sources Civil rights era select images Selected civil rights images by Danny Lyon, first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Leadership & Legacy Topic Ideas – World War II & Beyond

Every year National History Day puts together a list of sample topic ideas. TPS-Barat went through that list and selected a subset of those topic ideas to create curated collections highlighting Library of Congress resources. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History but the set below focuses on themes related to the 1930s and beyond. Links to more NHD follow this resource list.The Veterans Administration: Leading the Fight for Veterans Rights … [Read more...]

Collection Spotlight: Civil Rights History Project

The Civil Rights History Project collection is a direct result of the 2009 Civil Rights History Project Act. This law mandated the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to conduct a survey of existing civil rights oral-history collections and enhance these collections by recording new interviews with people who contributed to the movement. This collection features new oral histories focused on the recollections of previously … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: W.E.B. Du Bois

From America's Library: Born: February 23, 1868 Died: August 27, 1963 William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a noted scholar, editor, and African American activist. Du Bois was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP -- the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America). Throughout his life Du Bois fought discrimination and racism. He made significant contributions to debates about race, politics, and history in the United States in the … [Read more...]