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Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices

Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices
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African American Women | David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Elizabeth Harris Johnson Memoir, 1867-1923 Elizabeth Johnson Harris was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1867 to parents who had been slaves. Her 85 page handwritten memoir provides glimpses of her early childhood, of race relations, of her own ambivalence about her place as an African-American in society and of the importance of religion and education in her life. This online collection includes full text of her memoirs as well as several of her poems and vignettes that were published in various newspapers during her lifetime. Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson: Slave Letters from the Campbell Family Papers Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson were house slaves at Montcalm, the family home of David and Mary Campbell, located in Abingdon, Virginia. Violet Lester Letter Slave letters are very rare documents.

20 Great Websites to E-Learn About Black History posted by Mark on February 18th, 2010 It’s Black History Month, and it’s never been easier to discover the richness of African-American history. (Those of you old enough to remember having to comb through 20-plus volumes of encyclopedias in the school library know what I’m talking about.) Whether you’re researching a project for class or are just trying to broaden your horizons, these 20 fantastic websites cataloging a wealth of information on black history are available with just a few taps of your fingers. African-American History Primary SourcesA listing of primary sources — narratives, newspapers, writings, interviews and various archives — for research on African-American history. The African-American Mosaic A Library of Congress collection for the study of African-American culture and history. African American Registry An extensive collection of biographies and articles on significant people and events in African-American history. Tags: african americans, history, online resources

Internet History Sourcebooks Internet African History Sourcebook Africa is both the most clearly defined of continents - in its geography - and the hardest to pin down in historical terms. Human beings originated in Africa and, as a result, there is more diversity of human types and societies than anywhere else. It is not possible, in any non-ideological way, to claim any one of these peoples or societies as more essentially "African" than others; nor is it possible to exclude a given society as "not really African". On this site historical sources on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa are presented, when available, without making prejudgements about what is "African". This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks listed below. Contents African History: General General Debates Note that these "debates" may have more to do with Modern United States society than African history. Black Athena Debate 2ND Bernal on Lefkowitz Review of Lefkowitz, ed. Cheikh Anta Diop Egypt

Al-Mizan ‘Al-Mizan’ is the Arabic word for balance - both the familiar measuring instrument and the metaphorical pursuit of justice and harmony in all human endeavours. For hundreds of years after the advent of Islam, Arabic was the language in which mathematics and science were most actively studied. The intellectual achievements of scholars in the Islamic world were matched by the emergence of a highly distinctive visual and artistic culture. This exhibition explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. It presents highlights from the Museum’s collection of Islamic scientific instruments alongside medieval manuscripts, metalwork and ceramics on loan from other major collections. The links between scientific inquiry and artistic beauty are vividly revealed through the decorative and practical work of the craftsman. The exhibition has been staged by the Museum of the History of Science in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

African American History Month 2013 Curriculum | Exploring Africa The Exploring Africa! curriculum is divided into units, modules, and learning activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa, which is then divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules. Each module is comprised of learning activities, which are each aligned to the Common Core State Standards. For students, Exploring Africa! For teachers, we offer an Exploring Africa Lesson Plans digital booklet in our store if you want to bring Exploring Africa! To use the Activity Journal, you will need to have a username and password to login and comment on posts. We hope that the use of the Activity Journal helps promote agency in student learning, as well as the added efficiency and usability that comes with incorporating technology into education. Unit One: Why Study Africa Unit Two: Studying Africa through the Social Studies Unit Three: Studying Africa through the Humanities Unit Four: Regional Perspectives Unit Five: Country Case Studies

Automobile In American Life and Society The African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress) This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. A noteworthy and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African- American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound. Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the Library's African-American collections, and, the Library trusts, the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections. This exhibit is but a sampler of the kinds of materials and themes covered by the publication and the Library's collections. Back to top

Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, images, and games. by nda_librarian Apr 27