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Additional Resources to understand Black History in America
In this section of the Tutor/Mentor web library you can find links related to poverty, inequality, law, social justice, etc.

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African Americans in STEM - Wiki site
This site is a growing list of past and living African American heroes in technical fields. (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Created as part of a collaborative hack-a-thon organized by the White House in Feb. 2015.

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African Kings and Black Slaves - Slavery's True Origins
This from web site: "A new book by Graduate Center Professor Herman L. Bennett (History) called African Kings and Black Slaves seeks to disrupt conventional ideas about the history of slavery by focusing on early encounters between Europeans and Africans starting in the 15th century."

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America's Long (unaddressed) history of class
This article shows how class differences, not just racial discrimination, has been a long feature of American life.

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Educators Guide to Teaching History US Slavery using GIS maps
While this link points to a section titled The Slave Trail the section is part of a larger teaching guide titled In Time & Place.

From the site: "In Time & Place is a growing library of teaching materials for classroom, distance, or home use focusing on selected topics in American history. You will find many traditional reading, map, and photo related resources, but you will also find GIS (Geographic Information System) data and activities as well. All of the materials can be used individually or as a whole to build a unit on each topic in a way that best suits your and your students' needs. There are suggestions in some cases that the materials are well suited to group work or jigsaw type sharing activities. But these are not pre-packaged lessons; rather collections of resources that you can adapt to your style and specific classroom needs."

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Ferguson Syllabus - From Wikipedia
From the site: "Ferguson syllabus is a crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing. [9] Ferguson syllabus was created as a way to integrate conversations of what happened in Ferguson into classrooms." Use the resources in learning about race and inequality in America and to find strategies for engaging students and others in this effort.

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History of Slavery (H-Slavery) - links page
From the web site: "H-Slavery seeks to promote interaction and exchange among scholars engaged in research on slavery, the slave trade, abolition, and emancipation. It is dedicated to the dissemination of information about the history of slavery and antislavery in all time periods and parts of the world. H-Slavery’s new network format now offers opportunities for exciting new forms of digital collaboration utilizing built in platforms and multiple forms of media."

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Liberate History - African American History lessons
Liberate History is creating "the world's first digital repository curating African American History lessons created by educators for educators."

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Life and Words of Dr. M.L.King, Jr - in a story map
From the web site: "Dr. King, one of the great orators in American history, inspired millions with his words. This story map documents a sampling of his journey and presents fragments of his sermons. His impassioned speeches ring as true today as they did a half-century ago."

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Making Affirmative Action White Again
This New York Timesarticle shows systematic government programs since 1930s that befitted Whites and not Blacks and Latinos.

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Princeton University and Slavery - historical ties to the institution of slavery
From the web site: "Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined. The Princeton and Slavery Project investigates the University’s involvement with the institution of slavery. "

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Teaching Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives: Engaging Student Scholars in the Production of Digital Story Maps
Educators and students should read this article to deepen their understanding of the US slave trade and to see how using digital tools like ESRI story maps, build a deeper connection and understanding of the material.

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The Black Inventor OnLine Museum
From the web site: "The Black Inventor OnLine Museum is the #1 resource on the web focusing on the ingenuity and accomplishments of the top Black inventors over the last 300 years. Their contributions are chronicled and the inventors are profiled, providing information for students and others interested in these pioneers of Black History."

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The Counter Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness - video
This is one of six interviews with Gerald Horne, author of the book titled The Counter Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness.

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The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
From the web site: "The Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is supported by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. The GLC strives to make a vital contribution to the understanding of slavery and its role in the development of the modern world. While the Center’s primary focus has been on scholarly research, it also seeks to bridge the divide between scholarship and public knowledge by opening channels of communication between the scholarly community and the wider public."

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The Invisible Threads of Gender, Race, and Slavery
This article starts by saying "any attempt to remember the enslavement of African peoples is incomplete without considering women’s experiences in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade." Read the full article.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
From the web site: "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, a multimedia collaboration of Comcast NBCUniversal and the Equal Justice Initiative, honors the legacy and impact of the men and women who championed racial equality in the United States."

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What is Modern Slavery?
From the web site: "Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world." Those studying Black history and slavery in the US can expand their thinking to understand how slavery still exists in the world, in many forms.

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Who Segregated America - 2017 article
In this article by Destin Jenkins, the roles of government and capitalism in creating a segregated America, are reviewed.

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1619 Project - History of USA - NY Times
From the web site: "The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."

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African American History Month Official Web Site
From the web site: "This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration."

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African American Women Writers of 19th Century
This is a site that features the successes of African American women writers

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Africans in America
From the web site: "America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you'll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher's Guide for using the content of the Web site and television series in U.S. history courses."

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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class - video
From the web site: "Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and deeply moving personal interviews with prominent African Americans, including Isabel Wilkerson, Elijah Cummings, Alvin Poussaint, and Angela Glover Blackwell, Against All Odds explores the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.":

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Black History Past
This 3,000 page site is dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of people of African ancestry around the world.

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