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Text Sets - Native American History and Authors. Elaine massacre: how a Black labor movement was met with a violent white mob – 360 video. Nearly a century and a half after the end of Reconstruction and the emergence of Jim Crow in the US south, a debate is raging over a Biden administration plan to forgive loans for Black and Latino farmers.

Elaine massacre: how a Black labor movement was met with a violent white mob – 360 video

Rural whites and lending banks are protesting against what right-leaning Americans consider “reverse racism”, ignoring decades of discrimination and violence against communities of color working in agriculture. Eventually a federal judge put the plan on hold. The events of the Elaine Race Riot, which occurred between 30 September and 1 October 1919, embody why the current reparative action is long overdue. Some descendants say the riot was prompted by whites who wanted to take long held Black-owned land, while some historians say it was about white landowners keeping Black sharecroppers from organizing for better compensation.

Blacks were targeted by the rampaging whites, their bodies thrown in rivers or buried in mass graves. Saving Slave Houses – Saving Slave Houses. What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol. Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise [on the Voting Rights Act], 3/15/65. MP506. The 1619 Project. In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia.

The 1619 Project

It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully. The 1619 ProjectThe 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. Photograph by Dannielle Bowman. Teaching Hard History: American Slavery.

New Year, New History Materials 2020. The Spanish-American War Animated. National Screening Room. Film, Video American scrapbook Dramatized incidents show various phases of life in the United States: the use of the centralized traffic control to direct the passing of two trains on a single track; the use of modern transit systems in the mass transportation of people; the enjoyment of fishing as a sport; the quiz program; modern applications of the principle of jet propulsion.

National Screening Room

Contributor: Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - General Electric Company Date: 1954 Film, Video Manchukuo Manchuria Depicts the Japanese occupation of Manchukuo. Describes the mechanization of industry. Includes scenes showing coal and iron mines, steel mills, railroads, government buildings, new housing, native Chinese life, shops and trade, the Russian influence in Harbin, the raising of soy beans, schools, and hospitals. Contributor: Bryan, Julien H. (Julien Hequembourg) - Eastman Kodak Company. National Constitution Center. DocsTeach.

Family Tree & Family History at Cyndi’s List - Genealogy Categories. One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse. Exhibition. The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars” - History in the Headlines. Filmmaker George Lucas may have set “Star Wars” in a galaxy far, far away, but real-life characters and events from this planet’s history inspired his creation of the sci-fi saga.

The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars” - History in the Headlines

Explore how history—some of it a long time ago and some much more recent—has been a powerful force in shaping one of Hollywood’s top movie franchises. When George Lucas developed the storyline for “Star Wars” and crafted his heroes and villains, he tapped into elements of theology, mysticism and mythology as well as his knowledge of classic films. And befitting a story set a “long time ago,” real-life history also played a central role in shaping the filmmaker’s space opera. “I love history, so while the psychological basis of ‘Star Wars’ is mythological, the political and social bases are historical,” Lucas told the Boston Globe in a 2005 interview. Nazi Germany There’s nothing subtle about this historical allusion in “Star Wars.” World & US History Online.

LivingHistorySchool. American Experience. Lesson 5: Women's Lives Before the Civil War. The War of 1812. For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations.

The War of 1812

In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The film shows how the glories of war became enshrined in history – how failures are quickly forgotten – how inconvenient truths are ignored forever.

The Elizabeth Murray Project. Mrs.

The Elizabeth Murray Project

James Smith (Elizabeth Murray), By John Singleton Copley, 1769. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Copyright© 2002-2013 The Elizabeth Murray Project Site maintained at California State University, Long Beach Last Updated November 21, 2013 Welcome to the Elizabeth Murray Project Who was Elizabeth Murray? Mission 1. Historical Thinking Matters: Students. Primary Source Sets.

History by Era. Home. Propaganda poster collection online.

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The Presidency and the Cold War. Revolutionary War - HistoryAnimated. Zoom In - Lessons. Rosa-parks. HSI: Historical Scene Investigation. History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research. Colonial House . Interactive History. World War II Posters. Learn: For Students: WWII History: Take a Closer Look at Primary Sources. Exploring Primary Sources with the National WWII Museum There are a lot of ways to learn history: reading books about a certain time and place, watching videos about a past event, traveling to a different part of the world.

Learn: For Students: WWII History: Take a Closer Look at Primary Sources

When you visit a museum—or in this case a museum’s website—you come in contact with actual pieces of history. Those pieces of history are called Primary Sources. They come in the form of artifacts, archives, and oral histories. When you explore primary sources from WWII, you get to see what people saw 70 years ago at a very interesting time in world history. World War II Posters: Search Results, Northwestern University Library. North Carolinians and the Great War: The Impact of World War I on the Tar Heel State: Topical Access to Propaganda Posters. Primary sources for history & literature teachers. Virtual Tour - Statue Of Liberty National Monument. Want to know what's going on inside the Statue of Liberty's head?

Virtual Tour - Statue Of Liberty National Monument

The eTour will take you around the island and up to the crown. NPS Photo Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, or you've never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it's like, a virtual tour is the way to go. You control your experience within the virtual tour, choosing from 360-degree panoramas, videos, pictures, and sounds. You will need to have the latest version of plugin installed on your computer. NYC Municipal Archives.

Map, Interactive . The Abolitionists . American Experience . WGBH. Written in Bone - The Secret in the Cellar: A Written in Bone Forensic Mystery from Colonial America. The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body.

Written in Bone - The Secret in the Cellar: A Written in Bone Forensic Mystery from Colonial America

Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. History Globe. US History Image Bank. American History Resource Center. Historic American Newspapers. National Archives Experience.