NEH Connections

American Experience webpage for Freedom Summer

American Experience: Freedom Summer

In the summer of 1964, student volunteers joined local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi. The website features historical background essays, bonus video interviews with participants and original art work.

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Histories of the National Mall

Explore historical maps, discover stories you never knew, find people and historical events related to the Mall's past.

Calendar

The American poet, Hart Crane, is born

Ernest Hemingway, American author and journalist, born

Features

American Flamingo, 1838 by John James Audubon (1785–1851)

National Zoo and Aquarium Month: Preserving America’s Wildlife

June is National Zoo and Aquarium month, a good time to explore your local zoo and aquarium as well as the websites of America’s great zoos and aquariums. EDSITEment resources feature art and artists who have drawn attention to the need for protecting America’s vanishing wilderness and wildlife.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Fallingwater"

Fallingwater—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Powerful Union of Architecture and Nature

Use Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, "Fallingwater," to learn about 20th-century architecture and Wright's prolific career.

Best of the Web

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Historic St. Augustine

Part of the University of Florida Digital collections, the NEH-funded Historic St. Augustine Collection contains primary sources including historic interpretation notes, architectural sketches, drawings, archaeological field reports, maps and photographs related to properties in the historic district.

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National Gallery of Art

The site spans a wide variety of topics with in-depth studies, online tours, podcasts, and videos of artists, media, and movements from exhibits housed in the National Gallery of Art. Discover highlights of the National Gallery of Art collections with Your Art app for iPhone and iPod Touch.