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National History Day: Abolitionists (created by Tess Porter)

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes.

These resources - including portraits, articles, primary source documents, videos, and websites - highlight four abolitionists profiled in American Experience film The Abolitionists and the National Youth Summit on Abolition: William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. Additional resources related to abolitionism and other important abolitionists are located at the end. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tiles for summaries of section resources.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tags: civil war; slavery; underground railroad; african-american; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017

National Youth Summit on Abolition

National Museum of American History

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

Portrait of William Lloyd Garrison

Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The Liberator Vol. VII, No. 9

National Museum of African American History and Culture

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Broadside for "Men of Color" Recruitment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

From Days of Mourning to Days of Jubilee?

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Harriet Beecher Stowe

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Beecher Stowe

National Portrait Gallery

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown Legend

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas Day: The Man, The Maker, The Mogul

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Henry Highland Garnet

National Portrait Gallery

Henry Ward Beecher

National Portrait Gallery

Sojourner Truth

National Portrait Gallery

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

National Portrait Gallery

James Armstrong Thome

National Portrait Gallery

Lucretia Coffin Mott

National Portrait Gallery

Gerrit Smith

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Tubman

National Portrait Gallery

Laura Smith Haviland

National Portrait Gallery

Martin Robison Delany

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Lay

National Portrait Gallery

Nat Turner

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Horace Greeley

National Portrait Gallery

John Russwurm

National Portrait Gallery