Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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Abraham Lincoln delivers Cooper Union speech

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

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"Slavery by Another Name"

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

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Documenting African American History

Each February, Americans honor the rich and diverse history of African Americans. EDSITEment offers teaching resources to give students the chance to explore African American history through primary sources.

D.W. Griffith film “Birth of a Nation” premieres

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Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games. In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster.