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Project Resilience
Combat challenges and overcome obstacles with the methods suggested at Project Resilience. This Web site presents techniques in psychology, pathology, and mental health that you can use to overcome hardship and develop a stronger mind.

Pearl High School
Visit Nashville's Pearl High online and read about Vivien Thomas' renowned high school.

The Blue Baby Operation
Johns Hopkins presents a commemorative online exhibit about the Blue Baby operation, pioneered there in 1944. Explore biographies of Blalock, Thomas, and Taussig and a profile of the operation.

African Americans in the Sciences
Select from an extensive list of African American scientific pioneers and learn about their accomplishments in fields ranging from computer science to zoology.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr.
Read a biographical sketch and trace the inspiring success story of Dr. Levi Watkins on this Johns Hopkins Web site.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Delve into first person accounts of life under Jim Crow laws on this PBS site. The site also features interactive maps, a historical timeline of events, and information on the key organizations and figures who abolished the Jim Crow laws.

The Civil Rights Era
The Library of Congress' American Memory project presents an illustrated timeline of the civil rights era and stories of the people and events that transformed the segregated South.

American Heart Association
Check the pulse of current heart research, read up on heart diseases, or discover new ways to keep your heart healthy.

Web Sites | Books

Carson, Ben. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997.

Egerton, John. Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South. New York: Knopf, 1994.

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.

Lovett, Bobby L. The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999.

Thomas, Vivien T. Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and His Work with Alfred Blalock. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

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