The narrative of the Western frontier has often been romanticized and whitewashed in American popular culture, but scholars are rediscovering the multiracial character of the West.
When we planned our new Community Spotlight series, the city of Atlanta seemed a natural place to begin. Home of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta continues to contribute to African American culture and politics.
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The city of Atlanta has produced and nurtured one of the most innovative forms of hip hop since the birth of the genre.
"Exploring Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement": Sarah Thomson (University of Michigan) presents a high school level lesson plan that discusses the links between the struggle for environmental justice and the Civil Rights Movement.
In 2012, 45 U.S. States and the District of Columbia adopted the new Common Core State Standards in K–12 public schools, emphasizing critical thinking and analytic reading in social studies. The latest installment of Teacher Resources shows how students can use the resources on AASC to compare and contrast primary and secondary sources. Sample topics include the Underground Railroad, the women's rights movement, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Larry S. Gibson is a professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches evidence, election law, and race and the law. His book, Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice (Prometheus Books 2012), describes the environment, people, and events that shaped Thurgood Marshall's attitudes, work habits, and priorities in his formative years.
This new feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on the Oxford African American Studies Center, including the African American National Biography, Africana, Black Women in America, the Encyclopedia of African American History, as well as the newly added Dictionary of African Biography and the Encyclopedia of African Thought.