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National Museum of American History. Anacostia Community Museum. Anacostia Community Museum. National Museum of the American Indian. National Museum of African American History and Culture. » Treasure Trove of 1960s Movement Photos Available Online and Free to Teachers Zinn Education Project. Harvey Richards dedicated much of his life to shining a light on movements for social justice.

» Treasure Trove of 1960s Movement Photos Available Online and Free to Teachers Zinn Education Project

He filmed and photographed the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, the early farmworker movement in California, peace protests, GI anti-war activists, and more. As is explained in his biography, “Harvey Richards went to the front lines of social conflict in the early 1960s when the struggles for justice were largely ignored and needed some good press. At first, Richards’ camera would be one of a small number photographing the picket lines. As more media arrived, Richards moved on to the next issue. “Richards had become a movement photographer after years of working as a machinist and as a merchant seaman. The power of Richards’ photography comes from his personal connection to the movements he documented—he focused keenly on the role of “ordinary people” and collective action. Let us know how you use the photos and your students’ comments. History of San Francisco Place Names. The Afro American - Google News Archive Search. U.S. and World Maps and Puzzles - Free Maps That Teach.

Maps that Teach take advantage of the fact that geography is spatial.

U.S. and World Maps and Puzzles - Free Maps That Teach

They also utilize the way kids learn best, by actively participating in their learning; learning by doing. As students assemble the maps, they build a permanent mental picture of their world. From Maps that Teach, a student will learn about the continents and where they are in relation to each other; the countries of the world, their capitals and major cultural landmarks, physical features; what is far and what is near. For the United States, students will learn the states, their capitals, major physical features, and important historic routes that established connections between parts of the country. Students need more than a rote memorization of state names and capitals in order to make U.S. geography meaningful. For each continent or major region of the world, we offer an on-line, interactive map. The "Golden State's" Brutal Past Through Native Eyes.

An arrowhead which was excavated at an Indian burial site in Los Angeles is displayed Wednesday, May 26, 2004.

The "Golden State's" Brutal Past Through Native Eyes

(Photo: Ann Johansson / The New York Times) Like the rest of the country, California has two separate histories - one that's sterilized, disemboweled and taught to children in grade school, and the truths that Native Americans know on a visceral level. But if the state's native past is especially brutal, it also has been hidden particularly well. "It's kind of a buried past," said Dave Singleton, program analyst for the California Native American Heritage Commission. "It's an untold history. " Maybe that's why the past constantly resurfaces in the present. Throughout North America, the struggles of First Nations peoples continue.

Meanwhile, as Native Americans nationwide are pushing to change the name of an NFL team from a racial slur, Lakota Indians are petitioning the United Nations with complaints against the US government of genocide. Richmond Community History Project (ROHO) Malcolm X - A Message to the Grassroots - November 10, 1963. What it's like to be a 'Gypsy'... (a crash course in Romani history) - Gypsy Appropriations. History in Color. Interactive Floor Plan. The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites explores essential questions about the origins of our solar system some 4.6 billion years ago by examining meteorites, rocky fragments from space that reveal clues about the formation and evolution of the Sun and planets.

Interactive Floor Plan

National Museum of the American Indian. The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind.

National Museum of the American Indian

The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America. Hours & Admission The museum is open 10 AM–5:30 PM daily; closed December 25. (The imagiNATIONS Activity Center and Mitsitam Cafe & Espresso begin closing at 5 PM; exhibition spaces and the store begin closing at 5:15 PM). Admission is free, and the building is accessible to people with disabilities. Getting Here The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. MetroL’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow lines), exit Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums ParkingThe museum does not have parking.

French Revolution II/WomenMarch_to_Versailles. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Aired: 08/23/201301:25:12Rating: NR The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait.