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Organizations


The following organizations can provide historical information, educational materials, resources, and tips on programming.


Do Something
http://www.dosomething.org
(212) 523-1175
This national nonprofit organization provides leadership training, guidance, and financial resources to young people who are building their communities. Grants and programming are available.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
http://www.naacp.org/
(202) 638-2269
Conducts education programs and provides online links to information about black historical figures.


National Civil Rights Museum
http://www.mecca.org/~crights/
(901) 521-9699
This museum offers curriculum kits and edu-cational materials that explore civil rights history in the United States from the 1600s to today.


National Endowment for the Humanities (Division of State Programs)
(202) 606-8254
Provides programming grants.


National Urban League, Inc.
http://www.nul.org
(212) 558-5300
The National Urban League is a social service and civil rights organization which provides advocacy, program services, and community support through its 114 affiliates in 34 states.


National Park Service (The Underground Railroad)
http://www.nps.gov/undergroundrr/
(617) 742-5415
Park Rangers can provide information and activities regarding local history and the Underground Railroad.


Safe Night USA
http://www.pbs.org/safenight/
(800) 253-1158
Safe Night strives to create safer communities through activities with young people and support of youth leadership. Activity guides, promotional tools, and assistance are available to community organizations.


Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture
(212) 491-2200
One of the four research divisions of the New York Public Library, their resources include a research library and a museum, as well as a traveling exhibition program.


The Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
http://www.si.edu/folklife/
(202) 287-3424
The Center produces exhibitions, documentary films and videos, symposia, educational materials, and kits.


Teaching Tolerance
http://www.splcenter.org/teachingtolerance/tt-index.html
(334) 264-0286
This national education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers free and low cost resources to community organizations and educators, including a biannual magazine, and video-and-text teaching kits exploring themes in U.S. history.


Youth Service America (Tool Kit)
http://www.servenet.org/
(202) 296-2992
Access YSA's tool kit, a how-to manual for youth-driven projects, for project ideas, planning strategies, fundraising and development tips, and publicity guidelines.





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