This article notes some of the key players in the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Roll over the hotspots in the image to find out more about each person.
Learn how an uncovered painting provided historians with new details of George Washington’s army.
This article inlcudes an overview of the importance of Ellis Island in the history of immigration in the United States. It then provides a more detailed timeline of happenings on the island.
Source: Library of Congress
Why might singing be important for laboring slaves? Click this link to learn more about the important roles folksongs called spirituals played in the lives of slaves.
Source: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The great explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 on a voyage of exploration. The 3 ships he set off with were believed to be “technology that was far ahead of its time”. Think of this connection and about why this article appears on The American Society of Mechanical Engineers website.
This article examines some of Frederick Douglass’s writings in which he describes how slave owners made use of food (and hunger) as a way of manipulating their slaves.
Source: The Washington Post
Read about the contributions of foreign-language and ethnic media in the United States.
Source: Magnum Photos
Writer Maisie Skidmore discusses the power of photography to record protest movements.
In the early 1800s, the women who worked in Massachussetts textile mills organized to fight for better working conditions.
Learn how James Otis, Jr., inpsired early revolutionary thinking with fiery speeches against British rule.