Documents from the records of Congress help students understand why the Equal Rights Amendment wasn’t ratified, even with its considerable support.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on December 5, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Find resources about John F. Kennedy, his administration, and his assassination from the National Archives.
Posted by Annie on November 18, 2013, under Online Tools, Programs.
Abolitionist Elisha Tyson wrote to Congress with details on several kidnapping cases of free African Americans in the North who were sold into slavery under the guise of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act. Tyson argued that federal legislation was necessary to address the problem.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on November 12, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students can see part of Solomon Northup’s story, told in his 1853 autobiography and the new movie, Twelve Years a Slave, in documents found in the National Archives.
Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.
Posted by Stephanie on September 30, 2013, under Uncategorized.
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