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Black Lives Matter

This guide is intended to support research on the history of race, inequality, and the lives of African Americans, and support social justice activism.

1619 Project

The 1619 Project is an award-winning examination of the role of slavery in the U.S. A collaboration between the Pulitzer Foundation and the New York Times, this collection uses historical record, poetry, and storytelling to explore the legacy of slavery on American life and its foundations.

The 1619 Project Education Portal provides reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring the 1619 Project into classrooms.

Resources online

Classroom Toolkits

Georgetown University history professor Dr. Marcia Chatelain created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to police brutality against Blacks by collecting teaching materials for educators on issues of race, civil rights, history, and police enforcement. Other crowdsourced syllabi soon followed, such as #BaltimoreSyllabus and #CharlestonSyllabus. Similarly, Black Lives Matter and Race Forward created toolkits for community members to encourage active involvement and education.

The Danger of a Single Story Chimamanda Adichie

Streaming videos

A small selection of videos available on Library streaming platforms and youtube to prompt class discussion.

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