In this secttion there are links to online resources which grant participants can use for content research or in preparation for their lesson study projects.
Featured Resource : August / September 2004
What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era
Oakland Museum of California's innovative national touring exhibition centers on events between 1965 and 1975 and examines the legacy of those years on California today through some 500 historical artifacts--documents, news accounts, photographs, film clips, musical excerpts, and personal stories presented in multiple formats. In addition to the 7000 sq foot exhibition now at the Oakland Museum, there are numerous public events as well as a companion book, published by the University of California Press, in conjunction with the exhibition’s opening. http://www.museumca.org/exhibit/
See related guest speakers. Marcia Eymann, Curator of Historical Photography, Oakland Museum of California who spoke on the topic of Doing Difficult History at the OUSD Teaching American History Grant, In-Service, May 21, 2002 & May 20, 2003 and Charles Wollenberg, Department of History, Vista College who spoke at the 2003 Summer Institute.
Featured Resource : June 2004
CSUS Underground Railroad Digital Archive Project
The story of California's Underground Railroad is an important but too little known struggle in the quest for freedom and equality. Launched as part of the University's celebration of Black History Month 2004, the archive will use digital images to tell the experiences of African-American slaves in California and provide invaluable information for studying and learning about this part of California history. http://digital.lib.csus.edu/curr/
Read more about the project.
Featured Resources : April / May 2004
Brown v Board of Education: May 2004 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic case, which ruled racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
Looking Back: 'Brown v. Board of Education In a series of stories, National Public Radio explores the high court's decision and its repercussions.
See PBS Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise
Find out how far public education has come in the fifty years since school segregation was outlawed.
http://www.pbs.org/beyondbrown/ external link
See Newsweek May 17, 2004
A Dream Deferredexternal link
American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots Retrace how the murder of a young Mexican-American man sparked violent riots in 1943 Los Angeles.
Featured Resources : February 2004
The History of Jim Crow provides a wealth of historical and pedagogical materials on the segregation and the disfranchisement of African Americans from Reconstruction through the modern civil rights movement. The site was produced in conjunction with the PBS documentary The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow .
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property broadcast KQED Tuesday, February 10 at 11:00 p.m explores how the many meanings of Nat Turne, leader of the famous 1831 slave rebellion remain critical to understanding the racial history of our country. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/natturner/
Featured Resources : January 2004
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War Website to accompany two part series which was broadcast in January 2004 on the PBS television series American Experience. Two of our guest speakers Clarance Walker & Leon Litwack served as academic advisors to this production.
Citizen King:On the 75th anniversary of Martin Luther King's birth, this PBS broadcast and website explore the last five years in King's life - from his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 to his assassination in 1968 - by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, civil rights movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of one of America's most important and influential moral leader.
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