Media Resources

EDSITEment provides access to NEH-funded media resources including videos, podcasts, lectures, interactives for the classroom, and film projects. Each resource includes questions to prompt analysis, connections to other NEH-related resources, and links to related EDSITEment lessons and materials.

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Slave Voyages

Slave Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database is an NEH-funded digital humanities project that represents decades of careful research and documentation. Scholars worked to collect information about the voyages of enslaved people, first across the Atlantic and then within the Americas, and to transfer unpublished archival records into machine-readable data.

W.E.B. Du Bois Papers

With a grant from the NEH, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was able to digitize the W.E.B. Du Bois papers—almost 95,000 items. They are now freely available online for students and scholars around the world to use in their research and learning.

Picturing America: Cassatt and Sargent

Learn about two European-based artists: Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Both were impressionists who focused on childhood as a unique stage in life.

Exploring Local History with Clio

Clio is an educational website and mobile application that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. Built by scholars for public benefit, each entry includes a concise summary and useful information about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark, or other site of cultural or historical significance.

Blues Reflections

Listen to artists and critics reflect on the blues and its relationship to American and African culture and music.

Remembering Fela

Afropop Worldwide discusses the music and legacy of Nigerian artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a founder of the Afrobeat music style. Fela was known for his non-conformist style, both musically and in life. Much of his music critiques the Nigerian state and the aftermath of British colonialism; as a consequence, Fela was the victim of great violence at the hands of police and military. Fela continued to level criticisms at corruption and brutality in the government until the end of his life. He died from complications of AIDS in 1997.

BackStory: After Hurricane Maria - The History of Puerto Rico and the United States

Even though Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over a century, confusion persists about its legal status and that of the U.S. citizens that live on the island. And with reason: though Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they lack voting representation in Congress and cannot vote for president, unless they leave the island and move to one of the fifty states. This episode of BackStory explores the history of the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, characterized by what scholar Amilcar Barreto calls “malign neglect.”