August 19, 2018

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

Featured Source guided primary source analysis activitiesThe Banks of the Yellow River Dedication by Robert Frost Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession The Poem Woman and ChildFound Poetry activitiesFound poetry primary source set Found poetry primary source activitiesLearning from the Source lessonsBallad of Booker T. The Declaration, Her Declaration, Your Declaration The Negro Speaks of Rivers Putting Loss into Words Mourning Lincoln … [Read more...]

Today in History: Langston Hughes

Today in History–February 1–the Library of Congress features writer and poet Langston Hughes, born on this date in 1902. Famous for his illuminating and moving depictions of African American life, Hughes was a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement. Learn more about this treasured American author by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories, primary sources, and teaching and learning resources.BackgroundLangston Hughes stories … [Read more...]

Today in History: Phillis Wheatley

Today in History–September 1–the Library of Congress features poet Phillis Wheatley, whose book of poetry (the first of any African American) was published in London, England on this day in 1773 . Read what praise Wheatley received from George Washington and others by visiting the Today in History section.  For more poetry resources, check out the Primary Source Nexus posts and Library links below.Phillis Wheatley from America's LibraryPhillis Wheatley From the Catbird Seat March 1, … [Read more...]