Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about African American history during Black History Month or any time.
The Bill of Rights and Expanding Rights in America
Find primary source documents and teaching activities related to protecting and expanding rights in America in commemoration of Bill of Rights Day on December 15.
Jackie Robinson & Civil Rights
Find primary sources and online activities related to Jackie Robinson and his lifelong commitment to civil rights.
Teaching Civil Rights with DocsTeach
DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, is full of primary sources and tools for teaching about civil rights.
Online Student Programs with the Presidential Libraries and National Archives
Join us online for interactive learning programs! Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May.
Texas Mexican American Soldiers with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Primary sources from the National Archives illustrate the experiences of Texas Mexican American Soldiers in WWI
Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020
Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!
“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
Focus on Reconstruction: New Teaching Activities
Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts.
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.