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Visit the Africans in America Web site (www.pbs.org/africansinamerica) for an extraordinary collection of primary source materials, organized by historical periods and major themes. A detailed series index of key program segments will also be available.
The Youth Activity Guide, available free from WGBH (see address below), offers ideas for creating youth history projects in the community.
Social Education, the monthly magazine of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), features the scholarship and ideas behind the series in its October 1998 issue. If you are not an NCSS member, you can order a copy at (202) 966-7840, ext. 121.
Africans in America, the companion book by Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, and the WGBH Series Research Team (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998), is available at bookstores and libraries.
The Africans in America soundtrack, produced by singer, composer, and historian Bernice Johnson Reagon, is available on Rykodisc/GBH Records.
The Youth Initiative includes eight urban communities where young people are creating their own multimedia history projects that will be used to foster community discussions about race and American identity. Participating sites are: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; St. Charles, MO; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Charleston, SC; and Nashville, TN.
Teacher workshops will be conducted nationally and locally, including the NCSS annual conference (November 1998) in California and in twelve other states: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. For more information, contact Rhonda Gray at (617) 492-2777 ext. 3674.
For additional free copies of this guide, contact:
Africans in America
Educational Print and Outreach
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Fax: (617) 787-4733
To order videotapes for home use, the soundtrack, or the companion book, contact:WGBH Boston Video
PO Box 2284
South Burlington, VT 05407
To order the AV indexed version of the Africans in America series videotapes, contact:PBS Video
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
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