African American history

Pulitzer Prize winners’ Ida B. Wells and 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn about The 1619 Project and Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). Continue reading

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

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