More Desegregation Resources
including: White Flight - KC
Boston Oral History: www.suffolk.edu/files/Archives/oh-066_transcript.pdf
Public School Desegregation and the White Flight:
A Case Study of the Kansas City, Missouri School District
Legacy of School Busing: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1853532
Since my one of my professors from undergrad researched a topic Stephanie just brought up on immigration and marriage, I wanted to share her article with you all. It's on the Expatriation Act of 1907 which resulted in American women who married foreigners losing their citizenship.
Books mentioned by Steve Hahn in class:
-Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil - Mark Graber
-Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery - Earl Maltz
-North of Slavery: the Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 - Leon Litwack
-Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
-Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States
Fabulous exhibits. Really makes the history come alive walking the halls and sitting in a classroom. Videos on multiple screens not only cool but informative and taught at a level that was easy to understand yet interesting. Park Rangers very helpful and able to answer questions I had. Appreciate the materials they gave us and I can now better relate the Brown story because I was there and able to "feel" the history.
includes 3 minute video:
great primary sources:
Another excellent exhibit from the Smithsonian:
As Dr. Hahn talks about northern segregation, I wanted to find examples to share with my students and I found this site from the NY historical society. It's got three perfect examples of resistance to segregated transportation from the mid-19th century.
School Desegregation - Kansas City MO
Money And School Performance:
Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment
Missouri vs. Jenkins
Blacks' flight to suburbia hastens desegregation
Complex Justice (book)
Busing in the Balance
St. Louis: Desegregation and School Choice in the Land of Dred Scott
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Once you register, you can access their 15 lessons on Brown v Board of Education: http://www.crf-usa.org/brown-v-board-50th-anniversary/brown-versus-board...
I want to share my appreciation for the resources at http://www.tolerance.org/
These good folks have a great number of teaching kits that are free except for postage: http://www.tolerance.org/teaching-kits
Professional development resources: http://www.tolerance.org/professional-development
Classroom activities: http://www.tolerance.org/activities
Sign up for their free publications: http://www.tolerance.org/publications
School Desegregation Resources
Segregation Through the Lens :
African American Schools in Mississippi before Integration (good visual images)
Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist's Craft
Emmett Till: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/exhibits/civilrigh...
Student Crossword: Civil Rights
Times Topics: Civil Rights
Reader Ideas: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
Learning Network: Brown v. Board of Ed - includes 2012 update report on US desegregation
Open Door Exhibits (Integration of U of Mississippi)
Facing History and Ourselves http://www.facinghistory.org/
Civil Rights: http://facing.org/resources/collections/civilrights
Choices in Little Rock: http://facing.org/resources/units/choices-little-rock
I was born during the presidency of Ike, and being able to open one of the archives to read the President's schedule and appointments on the day I was born was incredible! No golf that day for the President, though!
I especially enjoyed having the opportunity to explore the papers of President Eisenhower, viewing letters to the President, encountering the telegram from Emmett Till's Mother... Powerful!
Without being in the Eisenhower Library and examining actual presidential papers, our study of Presidential Politics, Civil Rights and the Road to Brown would have been greatly diminished.
It was the first time this action by the Justice Department occurred anywhere to back up the Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education. (Hoxie, AR)
Lesson - Desegregation of Hoxie AR Schools
Life Magazine (primary source):
Inspiration for Little Rock:
"The White Citizens’ Council and
Resistance to School Desegregation
NYTimes report on Hoxie (note that this is not free but you might want to talk to your school media specialist to find out if you have free access that way)
Thanks for more great posts!
Our visit to the Brown v Board of Education Topeka National Historic Site was powerful and inspiring. Studying this subject in the classroom of the Monroe School allows us to delve deeply into the history and brings it effectively to life for us.
Experiencing this history with Clarence Lang and Shawn Leigh Alexander in the Monroe School classroom was amazing.
The files are too large to post here.I will send them by email.If you have not received them by July 30th please let me know so we make that happen,Ron
The museum was wonderful. I didn't get to see the entire building but the exhibits were very well done. His house was interesting.The library with it's orginal documents allowed me to read even the most minor to his attorney general's briefing to Eisenhower on the background of Brown in legal terms and in very factual terms. There were also some interesting documents from Hoover on communism and the civil rights movement. These sources got us out of the textbook and a look at the words of the people involved. Well worth the trip.
Here is a list of 23 summer programs available for teachers. Some are limited by states or grades taught, but most are open to all teachers. Many are free or pay a stipend although some require you to pay. I got this list in 2005 from a fellow participant at an NEH institute who took a class somewhere almost every summer; there are a lot available. I have updated the links for you.
What a great display in the old Monroe school. It is a beautiful building with superior tech displays. Great section on protest music as well.
I wouldn't mind waiting to share shuttle expenses on Sunday. (I can't do it on Saturday morning.) If it's convenient, I could contact the service myself and ask if they could add me in. Which one will you be using?
I'll share this with my 8th grade teacher. The one point I would change in light of what we learned is that the World Trade Center Towers, while taller than than the Empire State Building, were constructed in a manner that made them far more susceptible to collapse. Even so, the fire seems to have been the key element
I was very impressed with the park and its facilities. More than I thought it would be. The government went all out in fixixing this old school. From the store I purchased posters, books, and videos that my students can appreciate. Professors Alexander and Lang presentation on W.E.B. Dubois and the NAACP views was information that was mind provoking. This information will surely be shared with tachers and students. Toady's afternoon session in which the class got a chance to exchange thoughts on the seminar was the best Gilder-Lehrman interaction to date. The notes that I wrote on their responses were priceless.
Here is my lesson plan which is directed at HS juniors. It primarily deals with the use of art to decipher Washington's leadership roles. Feel free to use and or change it as you wish.
I realize this is late but....I will be flying into Reagan on Delta arriving at about 2pm on the 29th. I have a car rented. I will be returning to Reagan on Sat the 4th for a 8:30 AM departure. Would be glad to help if any transportation needs arise.
701-400-8410 texting is way better.
What a fantastic week. I was so impressed with this new facet of George Washington the Visionary Entreprenuer Farmer. I enjoyed myself the entire week, even when I didn't go swimming in the Potomac.
This lesson plan has to do with 18c. life. It includes research, reading and writing components. I hope you can use it.
As promised here are the scans of never before released letters from James Anderson, George Washington's plantation manager from 1796 until Martha Washington died. Hope you can use them for someting. Lesson plan coming next.
JSTOR article by Stanley on 13th Amendment:
Jackie Robinson - National Archives lesson
Library of Congress:
Curriculum units from Teacher's Institutes
These units may be great for electives or to take parts of the teacher's research for your own background knowledge.
Channelling Ike: Uncovering Stephen Ambrose's fake Eisenhower Interviews
1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC)
National Archives Locations
one of the best resources you will find in almost all of the regional facilities (I can help you find out which regional facility contains records from your state) are the records of the Fair Employment Practices Commission - for example, here in Kansas we have some great primary source documents about the desegregation (or lack there of) the aircraft industry in Wichita during WWII. At one point, African Americans claimed that they lost their guard positions and were replaced by dogs.
Here's an example of the available files (You'll need to contact the NARA facility that holds these records to obtain copies - below is an example from Chicago that contains records from MN and IA)
Background info on FEPC: http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/glossary/fepc.cfm
Article from Ike Library:
Citing Records in the National Archives:
(above is the formal citation info - at the very least be sure to say "Courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library" or "Courtesy of the National Archives"
Ike Files, The: Mementos of the Man and His Era From Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Great easy to use source that highlights primary sources with easy-to-use historical context pieces
Here's a similar book from the National Archives in Kansas City that includes Brown v. Board as well as a picture of a German tarred and feathered during the WWI era.
Great Plains Originals
Frederick Douglass' letter to Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech may be interesting pieces of literature to analyze when examining women during the Civil War.
Gilder Lehrman Teaching Session Thursday Afternoon
Here are the materials I created for our session on Thursday afternoon. Please offer feedback and ideas for how to improve the lesson. Thank you!
Below are the links to the sources of the documents I used in the lesson:
Philadelphia Recruitment Poster
To the Youth of Alabama
Broadside recruiting African American Soldiers
Philadelphia recruiting poster for Veteran Men and Women
Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence
Documenting the American South - UNC
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
If anyone is interested in completing an interdisciplinary unit on American slavery with an English/Literacy teacher in their school, the following historical fiction novels by Gary Paulsen may work well: NightJohn and Sarney. Another piece of literature to look at is The Crucible. Although this play is a fictional account of the Salem Witch Trials, it is always interesting to focus on the slave, Tituba, and her involvement in creating the mass hysteria of the time. Non fiction books on this topic are Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, and To Be A Slave, by Julius Lester.
Fantastic opportunity to look through the primary sources at the Eisenhower library. Things I absolutely could not see anywhere else.
I looked all over google for it!! Thanks for the info..pfff! :)
Several years ago I took a break from I-70 to have lunch in Abilene, thought for a moment about moseying down to the Eisenhower Library and Museum, but thought, "Why bother?"
Glad I didn't make that mistake this time. Sooo much to see and learn there!
A couple more Civil Rights cartoons websites
A gifted artist named Jacob Lawrence created a series of incredible paintings. One collection, completed in 1938, is entitled "Toussant L'Ouverture" and another, finished in 1977, is "The Legend of John Brown". After discussing these historical figures with your students, it may prove interesting to incorporate art into the curriculum by having the students examine and analyze several of the paintings in Jacob's series.
Really amazing day at the Eisenhower Library. Being able to search through documents from the presidential archives was something that I won't soon forget. One of my favorite parts was being able to review documents that were discussed in the Nichols book that we read for the seminar. It was also great to go through stacks and stacks of letters from Americans who shared their feelings on Eisenhower's decision to send troops into Central High School in Little Rock.
Another great and unique experience here in Kansas!
Ejoyed it. Got a chance to review a great deal of primary sources. Can.t imagine how ant President could have to read such hateful letters sent to them. Most thought they were best friends. I guess when you vote for them they are intitled to better treatment. can' wait for shool to begin so I can share these documents with students and staff.
I checked out The Library Company's digital resources and found a really interesting collection of Confederate Song Sheets. This link is to one titled "The Guerillas. A Southern War Song" from 1862 that references the Union's use of the slaves against the South.
This link for the entire collection of song sheets:
Enjoyed the experience as it was the first time I visited a presidential library. Gave me a better idea of what historians do to get their research hands on. Being able to have your hands on documents that went to the White House and president dealing with civil rights and especially integration of Little Rock High School was cool.
Today was another amazing day with Gilder-Lehrman. Shaun did a wonderful job getting the archives section set up for us. I have never had the opportunity to work with archives and this experience was so exciting for me. I wasn't looking for anything in particular when I started searching but found some really interesting material on an FBI exhibit called Opposing Forces and remarks by J. Edgar Hoover at an Eisenhower Cabinet meeting dealing with Civil Rights. The museum was very interesting but we had so little time there that I have decided I will have to go back. It was like a stroll through my childhood with the 50s. I was really moved by the chapel and the realization that the Supreme Allied Commander and President of the US was buried in the small town of Abilene. Looking forward to tomorrow and the trip to Topeka.
Here is a link to the website for the Library Company of Philadelphia's Civil War recruitment posters: http://lcpdams.librarycompany.org:8881/R/?func=collections-result&collec...