How do we explore the experiences of women in STEM fields? One way is through the use of primary sources.
What can your students discover about W.E.B. DuBois and the Paris exposition
The heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen left a legacy for all to remember. The airmen broke barriers by becoming the first African American military fighter and bomber pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
The Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress testify to her courage, humility, and depth. They also reflect how she inspired others. Evaluating those documents based on their historical context, word choice, and revisions can deepen students’ understanding of her life and impact on the civil rights movement.
The Library of Congress is highlighting the life of Rosa Parks during this year’s African American History Month. One way you can participate in this year’s celebration is by helping transcribe her papers on the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing web site.
Freedom – the latest Story Map from the Library of Congress illustrates the mid-to-late twentieth-century movements led by African Americans to achieve justice and equality in all walks of life.
Students can now access digital editions of the three newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, the North Star, Frederick Douglass’ Paper and the New National Era.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks is best known as a public figure but the documents in the Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress allow students to explore the private side of this civil rights legend.
Reading labels as historical objects and applying historical thinking strategies can help students discover what these sometimes-overlooked objects can communicate with us in the present day.
Join Library of Congress education specialists for a free one-day Teaching with Primary Sources professional development program featuring the papers of Rosa Parks on February 2, 2020 from 9am-3pm at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.