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Resources for Teaching African-American History

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)

A collection of teaching resources about African-American history, from slavery to modern-day. This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative. This collection will be updated frequently and includes both individual artifacts and lesson plans.

The Blues and Langston Hughes

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Slave Life and the Underground Railroad Homepage

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

A Brush with History Teaching Guide

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Slave Life and the Underground Railroad Homepage

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composers

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Whispering Bells: A Tribute to Crispus Attucks, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Carte-de-visite of Sojourner Truth

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Print of Frederick Douglass

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Underground Railroad

Smithsonian American Art Museum

KKK Doll

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bar and Grill

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Marcus Garvey

Smithsonian American Art Museum

This is Harlem

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Rosa Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Rosa Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Martin Luther King Civil Rights Memorial, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Stokely Carmichael

National Portrait Gallery

The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Microphone

National Museum of American History

The March on Washington

Smithsonian Education

By Any Means Necessary (after Malcolm X)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Voices of Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945 to 1965

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Boxing Robe

National Museum of American History

We Shall Overcome

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tennis Racket

National Museum of American History

Jesse Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Los Angeles Riot

National Portrait Gallery

Barack Obama

National Portrait Gallery

Hand-painted banner for Obama presidential campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Negro Motorist Green-Book

National Museum of African American History and Culture