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African American daily life

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Title:African American daily life

Instructional Web site aimed at students from kindergarten to grade five that includes photographs of daily life for African Americans from the 1940s to the 1950s. These photographs depict typical daily activities of African Americans -- at home, at church, and at school -- before the Civil Rights movement gained force. From the segregated schools of the Deep South to the bustling cities of the North, the backdrop of different communities reveals a range of experiences.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: K-5.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Timeline (chronologies) | Black-and-white photographs | Slideshows | Visual works
Subjects:Civil rights movements | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans | African American women | African American men | African American children | Minorities--Employment | Minorities--Education | Discrimination in education | Discrimination in employment | Equality | United States, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 40.4406248, -79.9958864 | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, 37.2243039, -78.4410842 | United States, North Carolina, 35.759573, -79.0193
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation | Carnegie Museum of Art | Anderson, LLC | National Archives (U.S.)
Original Material:

Church group and piano player ©Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Heinz Family Fund. Family ©Anderson, LLC. Water fountains ©Elliot Erwitt/Magnum Photos. Classroom courtesy of the National Archives.

Rights and Usage:

The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/iml04/soc/ush/civil/condk5/index.html