Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education

Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregated public educational facilities unconstitutional. Click the links below to access resources to help you dig deeper into this seminal event in U.S. history. U.S. Reports Notes concerning Chief Justice Warren’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education 1954…

Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Collections Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Educator and author Carter G. Woodson co-founded Negro History week in 1926. Carter G. Woodson historical newspaper coverage Negro history week historical newspaper coverage An old story made new. Negro makers of history by Carter Godwin Woodson A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson U.S. legislation related to Carter G. Woodson Carter G….

Primary Source Spotlight: Bayard Rustin

Primary Source Spotlight: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was an openly gay civil rights activist, social reformer, pacifist, AIDS activist, and author. He was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Bayard Rustin photos Bayard Rustin historical newspaper coverage from 1942 Race, Religion, and Nationalism — Basic Problems of World Peace 1943 Institute of International Relations 1949 The Application…

Primary Source Spotlight: Muskogee (Creek) Nation

Primary Source Spotlight: Muskogee (Creek) Nation

Constitution and Laws of the Muskogee Nation A Grant of Indian Territory from the Upper Creek Indians as also the Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Colonel Thomas Brown Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District of North America Articles of Convention and Agreement between the United States and the Undersigned Chiefs and Head-men of…

World Spotlight: Antarctica

World Spotlight: Antarctica

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Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Primary Source Spotlight: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone became the United States’ first national park on March 1, 1872. Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park: Primary Documents in American History Report upon the Yellowstone National Park to the Secretary of the Interior 1879 Creating Yellowstone National Park legislation primary source set Yellowstone National Park images Yellowstone National Park maps Yellowstone Park Guide: A…

World Spotlight: Turkey

World Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey primary source set from the World Digital Library Turkey maps Turkey images Books and reports about Turkey U.S. historical newspaper coverage about Turkey Video recordings related to Turkey Oral histories of U.S. veterans with service in Turkey Alan Lomax Collection items: Turkey U.S. legislation related to Turkey Global Legal Monitor articles: Turkey Guide to Law Online: Turkey…

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Primary Source Spotlight: Fire!

Wildfire image set Forest fires image set Southern California wildfire overview : 10/30/03 Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests : October, 1988 Climate & Wildfires in the 21st Century 2014-10-09 Observing, Fighting and Mitigating Damage from Wildfires 2007-10-17 Forest fires and mountain topography personal narrative 1996 Firefighting on Dry…

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Primary Source Spotlight: Geronimo

Geronimo image set U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo 1870-1910 U.S. historical newspaper coverage of Geronimo and President Roosevelt 1905 Geronimo’s Story of his Life 1906 related newspaper article from The Oglala Light The Pursuit of the Apache Chief: A Story of the Campaign Against Geronimo 1920 When Geronimo Rode 1924 A Chiracahua Apache’s Account…