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Lesson Plan: History of Juneteenth and why it’s set to become a national holiday

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Explore the significance of Juneteenth and the value of making it a national holiday Continue reading

Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

Should Juneteenth be a national holiday?

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Juneteenth is in the national spotlight this year. Should it be a national holiday? Continue reading

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

Learn about Toni Morrison’s life and literary legacy

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison who died at age 88 on Aug. 5, 2019. Continue reading

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