August 12, 2022

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Civil Rights

Last Updated on August 3, 2021

NHD 2016 CMHEC Civil Rights

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on civil rights but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. More CMHEC topics will be referenced in subsequent posts.

American Indians in Chicago during Progressive Era

Black Codes in Illinois: Racial Encounters

Black Soldiers in the Civil War: Exchanging Safety in the North to Serve the Cause

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE: Exploring Equal Education

Emmett Till

Encountering Segregation: 1919 Race Riots

Explorations and Encounters on the Road from Enslavement to Freedom: Underground Railroad of Illinois

Racial Exchange in Labor: CIO and Integrated Unions

Religious Interracial Exchange: Friendship House Chicago and Ann Stull

Robert Abbott, John Sengstacke and the Chicago Defender: Media Encounters Racism

More CMHEC Topic Ideas

More NHD-related resources from TPS-Barat

National History Day project resources

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