Forty years ago: Desegregation in Boston Public Schools

Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach.

Interns Help Make Newly Digitized Documents Available to Teachers on DocsTeach

Many new primary sources are now available as teaching tools on DocsTeach.org thanks to our summer interns!

Teachers Digitize Boston Schools Desegregation Case at the National Archives at Boston

Documents from the civil action court case Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James W. Hennigan et al. are online for the first time.

More Primary Sources in DocsTeach!

Several new documents have been added to DocsTeach over the past few months. Our former intern shares some of her favorite new additions.

“Boston Five” Letter

Today we highlight a document brand new to DocsTeach. We added this 1968 letter from an attorney condemning the conviction of the “Boston Five" just this morning! Teachers at the National Archives at Boston who are participating in Primarily Teaching 2013 this week have been identifying primary source documents related to draft resistance during the Vietnam War. … Continue reading “Boston Five” Letter

“Fighting for Freedom”: A Free Summer Institute from the National Archives at Boston and the National Park Service

The National Archives at Boston in Waltham, MA, and the Boston African American National Historic Site are teaming up to offer the 2013 Summer Institute for teachers "Fighting for Freedom at Home and on the Front: Boston's Struggle for Freedom, 1806–1865." The two-day institute takes place Monday, June 24, 2013 and Tuesday, June 25, 2013. … Continue reading “Fighting for Freedom”: A Free Summer Institute from the National Archives at Boston and the National Park Service

Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.

"Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free." Thus wrote (another - not me!) Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing from Belair, Maryland, she continued, “Will you please let me know if we are free.” But she was not. The Emancipation Proclamation affected only those states … Continue reading Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.