Voting Rights and Citizenship

by MrsBurdick
Last updated 8 years ago

Social Studies
African-American History

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Voting Rights and Citizenship

The African American Voting Experience in the Jim Crowe era

Interview with Isom Moseley, Gee's Bend, Alabama, 1941Voices from the Days of Slavery Project, Library of Congress(click here to see transcript)

Lyndon B. Johnson-Remarks on the Signing of the Voting Rights Act (August 6, 1965)

WADE IN THE WATERThe story of the Pool of Bethesda inspired many slaves. Beyond its baptismal aspects, this song served as a practical reminder to slaves seeking freedom: wade in the water to wash off your scent, lest the bloodhounds track you down.


New York Public Library:Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Smithsonian:African American Cultural Heritage Tour

Smithsonian:National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Archives:Emancipation Proclamation


Interactive Timeline: Civil Rights Movement 1920-1968

"I Have a Dream..."(Spanish subtitles)

Library of CongressDays of Slavery Project

Alvin Ailey "Wade in the Water"

Jacob Lawrence



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