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Segregation and a Controversial White House Tea Party: A Distance Learning Program

Two programs on March 13 will discuss segregation and the political ramifications of First Lady Lou Hoover’s decision to invite the wife of an African-American Congressmen to tea. Continue reading

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Truman Library Teachers Conference in July

The 12th annual Teachers Conference will take place July 13–17. Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and Race: A Distance Learning Program

Registration is now open for two programs on February 18th: “The Roosevelts and Race in the 1930s and 40s” at 10:00–10:50 a.m. and 2:00–2:50 p.m. CST. Despite overwhelming support from the African American electorate, FDR’s fear of losing the support of … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop

We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2014 workshops will be conducted at: The National Archives at Chicago, June 23–27 The National Archives in … Continue reading

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What Effect Did the WWII Fair Employment Practices Commission Have on the Civil Rights Movement?

Today’s post comes from Joel Walker, education specialist at the National Archives at Atlanta. On December 31, 1942, the Counter Intelligence Section of the Seventh Naval District based in Jacksonville, Florida, distributed its monthly summary of subversive activities.  On page … Continue reading

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Helping Students Remember all of those New Deal Agencies

When I taught United States history to middle schoolers, my fellow teachers and I grappled with figuring out how to teach the New Deal. We wanted to create lessons to help our students get a handle on all of the New … Continue reading

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