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Underground Railroad by Hale Woodruff

Black History Month resources for the classroom


Underground Railroad Scene by Hale Woodruff courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 lesson plans and resources that…read more


“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment


“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading


Deadly attack on cartoonists in Paris shocks France


Three men with assault rifles entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday and fatally shot editor Stéphane Charbonnier, two cartoonists, a police guard and eight others. Continue reading


Resources for teaching the March on Washington


August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s famed “I Have a Dream” speech. This anniversary presented…read more


Transgender issues in the spotlight after teen’s death


The death of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn has inspired a national conversation about society’s treatment of LGBTQ youth. Continue reading

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