Voting Rights and Citizenship

by MrsBurdick
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
5

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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.

Resources

New York Public Library:Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culturehttp://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/65914

Smithsonian:African American Cultural Heritage Tourhttp://heritagetours.si.edu/bhm.html

Smithsonian:National Museum of African American History and Culturehttp://nmaahc.si.edu/

National Archives:Emancipation Proclamationhttp://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/

Emancipation

Interactive Timeline: Civil Rights Movement 1920-1968

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

Library of CongressDays of Slavery Projecthttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/

Alvin Ailey "Wade in the Water"

Jacob Lawrence


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