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National History Day: African American Civil Rights Movement

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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 - photographs, objects, films, lesson plans, articles and more - pinpoint milestones in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Section topics include: NAACP & Birth of a Nation; the Scottsboro Boys; Brown vs. Board; Freedom Rides; the Selma to Montgomery March; and additional figures and events in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Each section is introduced with a standalone text tile that summarizes the resources held within the section. The first, third, and fourth section summaries are followed by a link out to a sub-collection of resources containing additional Smithsonian resources on these topics.

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: segregation; racism; national association for the advancement of colored people; equality; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017

Digital print of Chicago Freedom Movement rally crowd at Soldier Field

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pin-back button supporting the Scottsboro Boys

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Haywood Patterson

National Portrait Gallery

James Baldwin and Joan Baez in Selma

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Booker T. Washington

National Portrait Gallery

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

National Portrait Gallery

James Weldon Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Marian Anderson in Concert

Smithsonian Channel

Asa Philip Randolph

National Portrait Gallery

Lena Horne

National Portrait Gallery

Odetta

National Portrait Gallery

Photograph of Emmett Till with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of women activists with signs for voter registration

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Mahalia Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Lorraine Hansberry

National Portrait Gallery

James Howard Meredith

National Portrait Gallery

James Meredith Graduating, University of Mississippi at Oxford

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Malcolm X

National Portrait Gallery

Medgar Evers and Roy Wilkins

National Portrait Gallery

James Baldwin

National Portrait Gallery

Richard and Mildred Loving

National Portrait Gallery

Fannie Lou Hamer

National Portrait Gallery

The March on Washington

Smithsonian Education

March on Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture