Family, Stories, and Holiday Connections

Family gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carol Highsmith, 1995

Though not a traditional winter/holiday image, this image made me think of the joy of having family gather together during a holiday to share stories, talk about traditions and enjoy good times.

All of us who work on education here at the Library wish you a wonderful holiday season. And we also hope you will consider collecting the stories, traditions and family history for future generations to share. Need some ideas? This post has some suggestions.

Encouraging Student Examination of Persuasive Strategies Used in an Anti-Lynching Report

In the November-December 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article focuses on one document used in the battle against mob violence against African Americans: a 1921 report from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in support of a bill to make lynching a federal crime.