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The Time of the Lincolns

September 30th, 2014

The Time of the Lincolns a companion website to the film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, examines the context and conflicts surrounding the Civil War. Topics include the partisan politics of the time, the battle for abolition, the Underground Railroad, African American troops, and women’s rights. The site offers soldiers’ letters, newspaper articles, […]


Our Shared History: African American Heritage

September 30th, 2014

Our Shared History: African American Heritage tells about the Underground Railroad, African Americans in the Civil War, historic places of the civil rights movement, the Delta blues of the Lower Mississippi Valley, and landmarks dedicated to Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, and Frederick Douglass.

Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from her school

Black History: 8 Fun Ways to Cultivate Greater Appreciation

February 28th, 2014

Encourage your kids to have a greater appreciation of black history and the contributions famous and everyday African Americans made to the development of a rich black culture and the pursuit of knowledge in various disciplines from art to medicine. Make connections with all five senses, absorb some new facts and get moving while you […]