The Library of Congress
National Archives (“Teaching With Documents”)
- The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
- Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans during World War I
- Frontiers in Civil Rights: Dorothy E. Davis, et al. versus County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia
- Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education
- An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks
- Beyond the Playing Field - Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate
- The Many Faces of Paul Robeson
- Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
National Endowment for the Humanities
- Birth of a Nation, The NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
- Teacher's Resource Book from the Picturing America Initiative
- Lesson Plan for sculptor Martin Puryear's work entitled Ladder for Booker T. Washington (PDF)
- Lesson Plan for painter Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Removing the Mask
- Slavery and the Founding
National Gallery of Art
- Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment
- Horace Pippin - Counting on Art
- The Art of Romare Bearden: A Resource For Teachers
- Teaching Art Since 1950 (PDF)
Includes artists Sam Gilliam and Martin Puryear
National Park Service
- War for Freedom: African Americans in the Era of the Civil War Each War for Freedom unit guides students to do research with original historic documents, to re-create moments of drama and personal choice, to understand the relevance of the struggle for their own lives, and to synthesize their learning and imagination in creative collaborative projects.
- Teaching with Historic Places uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
- Inside Scoop: Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment (PDF)
Artists pay tribute to heroes by creating memorials. A memorial keeps the memory of a person or event alive. At the National Gallery of Art, you can visit the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. The Shaw Memorial is a relief sculpture that honors a group of brave soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.
- Inside Scoop: Romare Bearden (PDF)
Romare Bearden's remarkable curiosity, intelligence, vivid imagination, and constant experimentation made him one of the most unique artists of the twentieth century.
- Children's Guide: The Art of Romare Bearden (PDF)
Printable guide from past exhibition at the National Gallery of Art
- Family Guide: Martin Puryear (PDF)
Printable Guide from past exhibition at the National Gallery of Art
to view PDF documents.