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.

American Experience webpage for Freedom Summer

American Experience: Freedom Summer

In the summer of 1964, student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most segregated states. The website features historical background essays, bonus video of interviews with participants and original art work.

Map of Tenochtitlan

The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico

The virtual exhibit from the Newberry Library focuses on Colonial Mexico and the intersection and interaction between a Spanish culture of written knowledge and an Aztec culture of oral knowledge and pictorial writing.

Latinos with American flags

PBS: Latino Americans

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos from the first European settlements to the present day. The website contains trailers from all episodes, a timeline, and an opportunity to upload your own video history. A new education initiative invites teachers and learners to explore the many ways that Latinos are woven into the fabric of the United States' story.  

PBS: "Latino Americans"

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos from the first European settlements to the present day. The website contains trailers from all episodes, a timeline, and an opportunity to upload your own video history. A new education initiative invites teachers and learners to explore the many ways that Latinos are woven into the fabric of the United States' story.  

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 37th President of the United States, born

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Texas wins independence from Mexico

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