Digital Exhibit of a Historic Moment in the Civil Rights Movement
On September 25, 1954, nine black students made history by enrolling at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The struggles of those black students, who faced harassment, fear, and hatred during desegregation, are chronicled in a digital exhibit curated by the Center for Arkansas History and Culture. “Confronting the Crisis: The Legacy of Little Rock Central High School” features a historic timeline of Central High School’s desegregation, a media gallery of images and artifacts, and oral histories from the key participants, including those nine students who changed history. Educators will find free downloadable resources for teaching students about the facts of those days, the people behind the movement, and the legacy it left.
The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.
The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passing a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. NewseumED offers free online resources to explore the history and struggles of the suffrage movement—from artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video recounting Susan B. Anthony’s arrest for voting to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality.