Blogs tagged "slavery"

Exploring Informational Texts: African American Culture and History

"Creole in a Red Headdress" by Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans
In February, we offered an overview and a sampling of EDSITEment’s rich collection of resources for Black History Month. We pointed out that African American History could and should be taught throughout the year and integrated across the curriculum. We promised to have more to say about how to do this in future postings.Read More »
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Getting Ready to Teach “Twelve Years a Slave” and the Slave Narrative Tradition

For anyone who thinks that they know slavery—you read that book and you do a double take. It was just stunning to me that I'd never known about it. In fact, the majority of the people who I spoke to about the story had no idea about it. I was like, How did I not know about this book?— Interview with filmmaker Steve McQueenRead More »
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A President’s Birthday Salute! The National Library of Medicine Prescribes George Washington

"George Washington and Family" painting, 1858–1860
Patricia Tuohy, Head, Exhibition Program, National Library of Medicine. Patricia holds a B.F.A. in painting and an M.A. in art history. Engaged in developing exhibitions for over 25 years, she has led the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine since its inception in 1996.Read More »
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Searching for Solomon Northup in "Chronicling America"

Solomon Northup engraving c. 1853
Helen Aguera is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at NEHRead More »
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Reach Beyond the Black History You Already Teach!

Laurel Sneed, the creator of Crafting Freedom (www.craftingfreedom.org), is an educator, researcher, and media producer/film-maker based in Durham, North Carolina.Read More »
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