National History Day: NAACP & "Birth of a Nation"
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.
Resources in this collection - portraits, artifacts, photographs, and an article - supplement the EDSITEment lesson plan, Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights, which discusses the connection between the rise of the NAACP and their protests of the 1915 propaganda film Birth of a Nation. This collection is part of the larger collection, Taking a Stand: African American Civil Rights Movement. When navigating this collection, please see the standalone text tile for a summary of collection resources.
By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.
This collection was created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
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