Friday, December 1, 2017

Lynching Memorial EJI

What is Confederate history all about? Do statues of Confederate generals capture the brutality of racial violence? Check out this simulation of the new Lynching Museum being built by the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Confederate Monument Project

How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History

Confederate Monument Timeline 

Our project on the Legislative Branch will pull together both the skill of problem solving through drafting legislation and the issues surrounding the role of race and historical memory in the United States. Through a complicated look at the issues surrounding the removal of Confederate Monuments we will investigate multiple perspectives on the role of memorialization. To start off the research, above are two short videos that sheds light on the historical pattern of Confederate memorialization.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Many Rivers to Cross

Link to Film

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Episode 3 - Into the Fire)

Write ten facts you think are important. Make sure to take note of the role of racial violence in upholding the system of racial segregation in the south.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

PBS Liberty - Blows Must Decide

Please watch the above episode from the PBS Film Series, Liberty. In this episode, Blows Must Decide, colonists undergo a transformation from Englishmen to Americans. A series of events push the colonists closer to severing ties with Great Britain. Create a timeline of the important events that push the colonists to sever ties with Great Britain and lead up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017