Education has been a major part of The HistoryMakers since its inception. The HistoryMakers has conducted institutes, held public programs, created curriculums and produced documentaries all in the name of education. Please read below to learn more about The HistoryMakers education initiatives.

Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

The HistoryMakers understands that locating classroom resources in the sea of websites can sometimes be a difficult task. There are a lot of education-focused sites to sift through, so during the planning of the NEH Summer Institute, we made sure to document the ones that we came across and found most useful. Below is a list of sites, separated broadly by category, that we think might be useful to you in your classrooms or your lesson preparation. This is only a small list out of all the resources available, so if you find others that are particularly helpful to you, please feel free to share them with us.

Timelines:
  1. Harriet Tubman timeline
  2. PBS the African American World Timeline
  3. NYPL - Schomburg Center, The African American Presence in the Americas Timeline
Primary Resources:
  1. The HistoryMakers
  2. The HistoryMakers Digital Archive
  3. Library of Congress African American Manuscripts
  4. American Narrative: WPA Slave Narratives
  5. Census Data on the Black Population
  6. New York Public Library Black American and African Digital Archives
  7. New York Public Library 20st and 20st Centuries Black History and Cultural Resource
  8. University of Washington's African American History Page with Primary Sources
General Reference:
  1. Library of Congress the African American Mosaic
  2. PBS the African American World Main Page
  3. The Biography Channel Black History Page
  4. Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History
  5. Amistad Center's Digital Collection
For Educators:
  1. The Smithsonian Institute Education Resource
  2. Library of Congress' Teacher's Page
  3. Teacher's Digital Resources
  4. The HistoryMakers Edmodo Forum

*Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.