A new teaching activity focuses on a teenage refugee's written composition about his experience in the United States during WWII.
Striking Down “Freedom of Choice” Plans for School Desegregation: Green v. New Kent County
In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.
New on DocsTeach: School Desegregation, Cold War Berlin, UFOs, the Oklahoma Land Rush, and More
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives
“Separate but Equal” in Photographs
In April 1951, students at Moton High School in Prince Edward County, VA, led by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, went on strike to persuade their local school board to build them a better school. This eventually led to the landmark civil rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, … Continue reading “Separate but Equal” in Photographs
Agriculture and an Education Legacy
In 1862, the Morrill Act made education in new western states available to their citizens by providing public land grants for colleges in the agricultural and mechanical arts.