Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Presentation Resources



Eyewitness to the Struggle: Teaching with Primary Sources 2/7/13

Drinking Fountains in the Dougherty County Courthouse,

Intro: In conjunction with the exhibit Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight For It, we partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to gather with teachers and take a glimpse into the stages of the fight for equal education, the Supreme Court and Brown v. Board of Education decision and the events that followed. The Library of Congress site has many relevant resources for teachers to utilize in their classroom.  Be sure to visit IHMEC's Education pages.  Please click here for resources we used in the workshop.

Drinking Fountains in the Dougherty County Courthouse, Lyon, Danny (photographer), Albany, Georgia, ca. 1963. Library of Congress, American Treasures of the Library of Congress Exhibit, Civil Rights

If you are looking for classroom materials to engage students when learning about civil rights, be sure to visit the Library of Congress Teachers Page
and Classroom Materials where you will find a Themed Resource link to Primary Source SetsLesson PlansExhibitions and Presentations,Collection ConnectionsSearch Terms and recommended links For Students.

LINKS TO PRESENTATION RESOURCES

Why teach with Primary Sources? http://www.loc.gov/teachers/usingprimarysources/

History Refresher

African American Sites in the Digital Collections – Brown v. Board of Education

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/afam/afam-brown.html

 

African American Odyssey – The Civil Rights Era

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9.html

 

Timeline of Events Leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision, 1954

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/timeline.html

 

 Dr. Kenneth Clark Conducting the “Doll Test”

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-brown.html

photo http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/95505330/

 

Explore the Stages of the Fight for Equal Education

A Time When Segregation was the Norm

Photos of Signs Enforcing Racial Discrimination: Documentation by Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Photographers

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/085_disc.html

 

Library of Congress Exhibit American Treasures “Reason Gallery A”

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr057.html

 

Library of Congress Exhibit American Treasures “Reason Gallery”

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr22a.html#civilrights

 

1940s Overview

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html

 

Photo Analysis - see column on right

 

Explore the Supreme Court Argument and Decision

1950s Overview

http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade50.html

 

Library of Congress Exhibit With an Even Hand – Brown v. Board at Fifty

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-brown.html

 

America’s Story – Thurgood Marshall

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/marshallthrgd/aa_marshallthrgd_brown_1.html

 

Marion Post Wolcott

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/womphotoj/wolcottessay.html

 

Aftermath

Library of Congress Exhibit  With an Even Hand – Brown v. Board at Fifty Aftermath

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-aftermath.html

 

It’s No Laughing Matter

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/activities/political-cartoon/index.html

 

 

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Contact Information

Teaching with Primary Sources
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7857

Director: Cindy Rich, Ph.D.  


 

Schedule

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