Historical context and ideas for integrating individual digital collections of primary sources into instruction.
African-American Odyssey (Summary Only) The exhibition tells the story of the African American experience through nine chronological periods, from Colonial settlement in 1492 to the post-war US in the early 1970s.
African-American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection 1818-1907 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection documents a wide range of events, topics, and issues in African-American history. It recreates the public dialogue among African Americans a century ago, and highlights political, cultural, and social issues still debated today.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938 (Summary and Teaching Resources) This collection contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves collected as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration.
By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s (Summary and Teaching Resources) In 1947, Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues.
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress (Summary Only) Included within this collection are copies of Douglass's writings, correspondence with noted abolitionists including Henry Ward Beecher, Ida B. Wells, Gerrit Smith, and Horace Greeley, and scrapbooks documenting his activities.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909 (Summary and Teaching Resources) Speeches, essays, letters, and other correspondence provide different perspectives on slavery, African colonization, Reconstruction, and the education of African Americans.
Voices From the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Story (Summary Only) This collection presents audio recordings of former slaves discussing their lives and their experiences while slaves.
The Zora Neale Hurston Plays (Summary Only) Ten Hurston plays, most of which have not been performed and have not been published, document Hurston’s interest in African American folklore.