Digital Interactive Telling the Story of Racial Terror in America
As part of its work to change the narrative about race in America, the Equal Justice Institute (EJI) extensively researched the period between the Civil War and World War II, when more than 4,000 African Americans were lynched in this country. EJI published its findings in the report Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. With support from Google, EJI has createdLynching in America, a freedigitalinteractive experience inspired by the original report. This project tells the story of racial terror in America and explores how its legacy continues to shape the nation today. Visitors to the website can read the full report, with additional materials and research for educators. They can listen to audio stories from generations affected by lynching and view a film of one family’s painful journey south. They can also explore interactive maps on the impact of lynching. By creating a digital experience for a wide audience, EJI hopes to spark an honest conversation about the nation’s history of racial injustice that begins a process of truth and reconciliation.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The works in the online exhibition “Civil Rights Photography” are only a small selection of the collection, which includes more than 300 photographs that document the social protest movement.
COVID-19 fundamentally changed the world, but none more radically than in the classroom. TheNational Society of High School Scholars created My Virtual Learning Success Story, an award to recognize those who were presented with a tough situation and, through the trials and tribulations of virtual learning, came out successful.