'I Wanted to Come and Honor Them': Lynching Memorial Open in US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 April 2018
"Thousands of black people in America were murdered between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Some were hanged or shot.
Others were beaten to death or burned alive. Now, a museum and memorial has opened to remember that dark time in American history."
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen, it's a new memorial that is opening
to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala.
The Memorial and Justice and the Legacy Museum opens on April 26.
New Government Data Show Greater Ethnic, Racial Difference in US - Text + Audio - 23 June 2017
"The U.S. is becoming more diverse with increases in Hispanic and Asian populations.
While all groups grew, non-Hispanic white people increased the least."
Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month?
Uncut Funk: the internet's funkiest museum of black culture - Article + Photos - 11 October 2016
"It’s free, open 24/7 and contains a magnificent archive of African-American culture ranging from afros to blaxploitation movies.
Is the Museum of Uncut Funk a step ahead of the new Smithsonian?"
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - Article + Video
"Find out more about the history of Civil Rights Movement, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more..."
The Negro Motorist Green Book "(at times styled The Negro Motorist Green-Book or titled The Negro Traveler's Green Book)
was an annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor H. Green in the United States from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread. Although pervasive racial discrimination and black poverty limited ownership of cars among African Americans, the emerging black middle class became car owners. In response, Green expanded the coverage in his book from the New York area to much of North America, also founding a travel agency."
- CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING:
- Charleston shooting: Race, rage and the American condition - Article + Photos - 24 June 2015
"After the shootings, Charleston's beloved mayor struggles with an ugly reality of racism and rage.
Yet his campaign to combat inequality shows how big the problem is - and how small some solutions can feel."
- Poet Laureate writes dedication for Charleston victims - VIDEO - 21 June 2015
"The poet laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth, has written a dedication to those who lost their lives in Wednesday's attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
The poem, titled "Holy City", starts with a quote from the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine victims: "Only love can conquer hate."Here, she recites the poem for BBC News."
- Charleston shooting: Dylann Roof named as suspect - 19 June 2015
"Dylann Roof, the suspected gunman in the South Carolina church shooting, had recently been given a weapon
as a birthday present, according to a relative."
- Suspect Arrested in Church Shooting, US Authorities Vow Justice - Text + Videos - 18 June 2015
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, S.C., as their suspect."
"Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, North Carolina,
June 18, 2015."
Carolina shooting revives memories of US 'dark history' - VIDEO - 18 June 2015
"For many, the attack reminded them of the bombing of the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963,
by four members of the Ku Klux Klan."
- Charleston church shooting: Nine die in South Carolina 'hate crime' - Article + Photos + Videos - 18 June 2015
"Nine people have been shot dead at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina,
and a hunt is under way for a white gunman."
- 9 dead in shooting at Charleston church - 18 June 2015
"South Carolina church shooting: nine dead after 'hate crime' attack."
Then to Now - interactive
- Black History Month reflects on and honors the African-American experience from the times of slavery through the present.
"Everywhere you look, black culture, talent and expression have played an enormous role in shaping America’s past and present."
- Milestones in Black History
"African Americans and their contributions to American society and culture are honored each February with Black History Month. Since arriving in America in 1619 as slaves, African Americans have fought for their independence and to be seen as equals. These struggles have produced many historical icons and events that make all Americans proud..."
- with "a chronological list of many events that shaped black history and some information about the brave men and women who led the way for today’s generation."
History in America
"Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your
own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline."
American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship - A Library of
Congress online exhibit. (memory.loc.gov)
"This exhibition explores the African-American quest for equality
through nine chronological periods from the early national period
through the twentieth century. Using more than 240 items from the collections, the site
documents the struggles and courage of blacks faced with adverse circumstances
who overcame the odds to fully participate in all aspects of American
society. The exhibit includes a wide array of important and rare books,
government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films,
and recordings..." (Education World)
History - PowerPoint Presentations
Explorers - Civil War - Government - Native Americans - Industrial/Immigration - Geography - Colonial Times - Great Depression - Patriotic Symbols -
Revolutionary War - Civil Rights - Multicultural
- Western Expansion - World Wars - Many More
Rights + Declaration of Human Rights - simplified text
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - full text
Discrimination and human rights
Rights - A Timeline of African-American History (memory.loc.gov)
- Obama honours civil rights music - 10 February 2010
"The music of the civil rights movement has been celebrated with a performance at the White House last night.
The president spoke of his great debt of gratitude towards the campaign against racial segregation in the US."
and Fall of Jim Crow - with an interactive timeline, interactive maps, tools, activities...
"Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions
Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African
Americans, "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial
oppression and segregation in the United States."
- Black History
Month Theme Unit (Edhelper) :
Crossword Puzzle - Stories and Biographies - Mazes - Spelling and Vocabulary
- Famous African Americans / Biographies