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Breaking Barriers at the National Portrait Gallery

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Language Arts And English +5 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This Learning Lab collection has been created to support the 2020 National History Day theme, Breaking Barriers in History. Utilizing portraits and other resources from the National Portrait Gallery, this collection demonstrates the groundbreaking impact individuals had on American history.  The collection is organized according to spheres of influence, including: science; arts; labor; women's rights; media; athletics; civil rights; politics; and education. 

Be sure to check out the following at the end of the collection: 

-Reading Portraiture Guide for Educators highlights close looking strategies that can be used with the portraits listed

-Breaking Barriers In History Theme Book from National History Day 2020

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Albert Einstein

National Portrait Gallery

Murray Gell-Mann

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Richard Drew

National Portrait Gallery

Alexander Graham Bell

National Portrait Gallery

Apollo 11 Crew

National Portrait Gallery

Chuck Yeager

National Portrait Gallery

Percy L. Julian

National Portrait Gallery

Rachel Louise Carson

National Portrait Gallery

Bill Don Moyers

National Portrait Gallery

John Muir

National Portrait Gallery

Margaret Sanger

National Portrait Gallery

Edward O. Wilson

National Portrait Gallery

Aldo Leopold

National Portrait Gallery

Frida Kahlo

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph Papp

National Portrait Gallery

Lena Horne

National Portrait Gallery

Leontyne Price

National Portrait Gallery

¡Yo soy de Cuba la Voz, Guantanamera!

National Portrait Gallery

Ethel Merman

National Portrait Gallery

Katharine Cornell

National Portrait Gallery

Pete Seeger

National Portrait Gallery

Dizzy Gillespie

National Portrait Gallery

Odetta

National Portrait Gallery

Woody Guthrie

National Portrait Gallery

Maya Lin 1:5

National Portrait Gallery

Marian Anderson

National Portrait Gallery

Thurgood Marshall

National Portrait Gallery

George Washington Carver

National Portrait Gallery

W. E. B. Du Bois

National Portrait Gallery

Richmond Barthe

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Hamilton Houston

National Portrait Gallery

Harry Thacker Burleigh

National Portrait Gallery

Arna Wendell Bontemps

National Portrait Gallery

Alain Leroy Locke

National Portrait Gallery

William Henry Hastie

National Portrait Gallery

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche

National Portrait Gallery

Jessie Redmon Fauset

National Portrait Gallery

Aaron Douglas

National Portrait Gallery

Helen A. Whiting

National Portrait Gallery

Jane Mathilda Bolin

National Portrait Gallery

Joe Louis

National Portrait Gallery

Mary McLeod Bethune

National Portrait Gallery

Walter Francis White

National Portrait Gallery

Paul Robeson

National Portrait Gallery

Asa Philip Randolph

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Richard Drew

National Portrait Gallery

James Weldon Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

William Ayers Campbell

National Portrait Gallery

Edith Spurlock Sampson

National Portrait Gallery

Lester B. Granger

National Portrait Gallery

Channing Heggie Tobias

National Portrait Gallery

John A. Kenney

National Portrait Gallery

Howard Thurman

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Mills

National Portrait Gallery

Claude Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Theodore Kenneth Lawless

National Portrait Gallery

Monroe Nathan Work

National Portrait Gallery

Dr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman

National Portrait Gallery

Ruth Temple

National Portrait Gallery

Paul Revere Williams

National Portrait Gallery

Walter Francis White

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass Patterson

National Portrait Gallery

Elmer Anderson Carter

National Portrait Gallery

Peter Murray

National Portrait Gallery

Hugh Mulzac

National Portrait Gallery

Labor Movements

Briana White

Asa Philip Randolph

National Portrait Gallery

Samuel Gompers

National Portrait Gallery

John L. Lewis

National Portrait Gallery

Walter Reuther

National Portrait Gallery

The Return to Aztlan

National Portrait Gallery

Dolores Huerta

National Portrait Gallery

Whitney Moore Young

National Portrait Gallery

Yuri Kochiyama

National Portrait Gallery

Eugene Debs

National Portrait Gallery

David Dubinsky

National Portrait Gallery

Sidney Hillman

National Portrait Gallery

Pocahontas

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Tubman

National Portrait Gallery

Sojourner Truth

National Portrait Gallery

Carrie Chapman Catt

National Portrait Gallery

Alice Paul

National Portrait Gallery

Betty Friedan

National Portrait Gallery

In the Media

Briana White

Anne Catharine Hoof Green

National Portrait Gallery

Patience Lovell Wright

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Margaret Mead

National Portrait Gallery

Marianne Moore and Her Mother

National Portrait Gallery

Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

National Portrait Gallery

Ernie Pyle

National Portrait Gallery

Gwendolyn E. Brooks

National Portrait Gallery

Louisa May Alcott

National Portrait Gallery

Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

John Kenneth Galbraith

National Portrait Gallery

Russell Means

National Portrait Gallery

Ralph Nader

National Portrait Gallery

George Takei

National Portrait Gallery

Oprah Winfrey

National Portrait Gallery

Athletics

Briana White

Althea Gibson

National Portrait Gallery

Jackie Robinson

National Portrait Gallery

Billie Jean King

National Portrait Gallery

Jim Brown

National Portrait Gallery

Muhammad Ali

National Portrait Gallery

Kelly Slater

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Spurgeon Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Rosa Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Rosa Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Malcolm X

National Portrait Gallery

Huey Newton

National Portrait Gallery

Fannie Lou Hamer

National Portrait Gallery

Jesse Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Bayard Rustin

National Portrait Gallery

John R. Lewis

National Portrait Gallery

James Farmer

National Portrait Gallery

Roger Nash Baldwin

National Portrait Gallery

Angela Davis

National Portrait Gallery

Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery

Jeannette Pickering Rankin

National Portrait Gallery

Felisa Rincón de Gautier

National Portrait Gallery

Eleanor Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Frances Perkins

National Portrait Gallery

Dennis Chavez

National Portrait Gallery

Daniel Ken Inouye

National Portrait Gallery

Lillian D. Wald

National Portrait Gallery

Minoru Yasui

National Portrait Gallery

President Barack Obama

National Portrait Gallery

First Lady Michelle Obama

National Portrait Gallery

Education for All

Briana White

John Dewey

National Portrait Gallery

Jane Addams

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Church Terrell

National Portrait Gallery

Helen Keller

National Portrait Gallery

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

National Portrait Gallery

Zitkala-sa

National Portrait Gallery

Earl Warren

National Portrait Gallery

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

National Portrait Gallery

Leonard Crow Dog

National Portrait Gallery