August 17, 2018

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: Slavery (U.S.)

Library slavery collectionsBorn in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slavesCaroline Hammond (a fugitive) "I was born in Anne Arundel County near Davidsonville about 3 miles from South River in the year 1844...." The story of Charles Crawley, ex-slave "God knows, how old I am. All I know is, I wuz born 'fore de war...."Voices from the Days of … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Texas

Texas stories from America’s LibraryTexas primary source setTexas mapsPictorial Americana: selected images of TexasMore Texas imagesTexas historical filmsTexas sheet musicSongs & oral histories related to TexasTexas veterans oral historiesTexas personal narratives from the American Folklife CenterTexas Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' ProjectTexas stories: Voices From the Days of SlaveryTexas books & other … [Read more...]