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Oh Freedom! William and Ellen Craft’s Escape from Slavery and Continued Search for Freedom

A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.

New Teaching Activity: From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875

Students will learn how rights for African-Americans changed quickly from the Dred Scott decision to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 by examining primary sources and explaining the relationships between them.

Historic Videos for National History Day Projects

Our new Historic Video Footage web page lists over 500 videos related to this year’s NHD theme that students can use in their projects. We have included a sampling on our YouTube channel.

Connecting Science and Diplomacy: President Ford at 100

Our new “Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente” activity invites students to explore how President Ford used the first joint country space flight as a diplomatic opportunity.

The Documents Behind Twelve Years a Slave

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.

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