The recent success of Django Unchained illustrates the enduring legacy of Blaxploitation cinema, a genre that has influenced a wide range of filmmakers while also stirring up controversy regarding onscreen depictions of African Americans.
There are few resources that are more valuable to the student of history than original correspondence, which provides a voice to those who are often left out of mainstream secondary sources.
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The book African American Women Chemists was inspired not only by the accomplishments of the scientists profiled, but by the mentors who guided them.
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.
North Carolina teacher Matthew North presents a high school level lesson plan that explores the competing philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. In addition, an undergraduate lesson plan by Professor Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University) traces the ancient myth of Medea in W.E.B. Du Bois's first novel, Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911).
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. In the latest installment of Teacher Resources, Sarah Thomson, M.Ed., shows how educators can use AASC to create history lessons aligned with the new standards.
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.