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The Library of Congress
- Civil Rights (Themed Resources)
- Experiencing History from Behind the Scenes: Martha Morris and George Washington
- Frederick Douglass: Online Resources
- Slavery Resource Guide
- Sources for Images on African American History
- An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks
- Beyond the Playing Field - Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers
- Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
- Education Resources on School Desegregation
- The Emancipation Proclamation Commemorative Coloring Book
- The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
- Frontiers in Civil Rights: Dorothy E. Davis, et al. versus County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia
- The Many Faces of Paul Robeson
- The Meaning and Making of Emancipation eBook
- Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans during World War I
- Find primary sources on the DocsTeach site
- Find Student Activities on the DocsTeach site
National Endowment for the Humanities
- EDSITEment’s Guide to Black History Teaching Resources
- The Abolitionists
- Afropop Worldwide
- Loving Story and Slavery by Another Name
- NEH Emancipation Resource Portal
- Visualizing Emancipation
National Gallery of Art
- Browse online materials (PDFs, interactive lesson plans, and podcasts) and borrow free-loan resources (teaching packets, DVDs/VHS) on African American art and artists at NGA Learning Resources.
National Park Service
- War for Freedom: African Americans in the Era of the Civil War Each War for Freedom unit guides students to do research with original historic documents, to re-create moments of drama and personal choice, to understand the relevance of the struggle for their own lives, and to synthesize their learning and imagination in creative collaborative projects.
- Teaching with Historic Places uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.