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History Resources

 

The Academic Success Center located in room CM110, offers many resources to history students.  Some of the resources include software, videos, and texts that will supplement students' class sessions.

The following are some of the resources that can be found at the Academic Success Center.

 Software
Picture of Software IconAfrican-American Journey American Journey puts "History in Your Hands" with time lines, essays, document descriptions, picture captions, maps, and hundreds of important documents and images on each disc. Explore the private thoughts and ideas of people in history without the filter ...Click here for directions on how to use the database.
 
Picture of Software IconAfrican-American History This unique multimedia program offers a wealth of visual material and narration as it explores the history of African-Americans.

Includes: Videos, Photographs and sample tests
 
History Resource Center

Contains a large collection of primary sources, magazine and newspaper articles, and reference works.  You may search by name, subject, time period, event, or person.  It also contains dictionary and full text articles.
 

History Universe A full text database on African-American history.
 
Picture of Software IconPPT: History of African American By Dr. Frances Powell
This PowerPoint software will help students to review for tests and take notes on chapters while reading the textbook.
 
 Texts
Picture of Textbook CoverThe African-American Odyssey This historical journey through United States history chronicles the African American experience from its origin to the present, with a sophisticated yet clearly written style. The book also follows what is happening in the larger American society from the individual and group outlooks...
 
Picture of Textbook CoverThe Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle



 
Picture of Textbook CoverEnduring Vision Noted for its innovative coverage of the West and the environment, this best selling U.S. history text provides students with a clear political narrative that incorporates social, cultural, military, and economic history.
*Accompanied with Study Guide
 
Reference Library of Native North America The Reference Library of Native North America covers the range of Native history and culture in the United States and Canada, providing chronology, demographic, and histories - as well as discussions of religion and religious change, art, music, theater, film, ...
 
Reference Library of Black America The Reference Library of Black America is based on the eighth edition of The African American Almanac, first published in 1967 as The Negro Almanac and subsequently cited by Library Journal, in conjunction with the American Library Association, as an ‘Outstanding Reference Source’ for ...
 
Picture of Textbook CoverWorld History since 1500, Vol. 2 This comprehensive introduction to world civilizations covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations. It offers breadth and accessibility and contains a wealth of primary source ...
 
 Videos
Picture of Video CoverEyes on the Prize EYES ON THE PRIZE is the most comprehensive television documentary ever produced on the American civil rights movement. It focuses on the events, issues, triumphs and tragedies of ordinary people as they tested their power to effect change in America during a period termed "the Second American Revolution". Set of six videos totaling 360 minutes.

Awakenings
This program concentrates on the period from 1954 to 1956, highlighting the events that began the modern black freedom struggle. Prior to 1954, racism was rationalized under a "seperate but equal" doctrine. It was during this time that existing organizations, local leaders and ordinary citizens became involved in the black freedom struggle. The lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till led to a trial that caught the attention of the national news media. The personal courage of Rosa Parks triggered the 1955-1956 Montgomery, AL, bus boycott.
Time: (60:00)

Fighting Back
Public schools became a battlefield when blacks rejected the notion of "seperate but equal" education. This episode explores the critical 1954 Supreme Court BROWN vs. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA decision; the story of nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957; and James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi in 1962. The program identifies the national organizations involved in the struggle to integrate schools and how they affected the freedom struggle.
Time: (60:00)

Ain't Scared of Your Jails
In 1960, large numbers of college students and young people began to get involved in the black freedom struggle. The focus of black protest changed from legal battles to personal and group challenges against racial inequities. This program focuses on four related stories: the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960; the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the impact of the movement on the 1960 presidential campaign; and the freedom rides of 1961.
Time: (60:00)

No Easy Walk
In Albany, GA, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, strategy of nonviolence was tested by Police Chief Laurie Pritchett. In Birmingham, AL, schoolchildren filled the city's jails after they marched against Bull Connor's fire hoses. In the nation's capital, marchers captured national and international attention. This program places the civil rights phenomenon in a broad historical context, describing the growing commitment of activists to nonviolent tactics. In the period between 1962 and 1966, the civil rights struggle became a "mass movement."
Time: (60:00)

Mississippi: Is This America?
In 1961, Mississippi became a testing ground for constitutional principles as the civil rights movement concentrated its energies on the right to vote in this state. This program focuses on the extraordinary personal risks faced by ordinary citizens as they assumed responsibility for social change, particularly in the 1962-1964 voting rights campaign. By 1964, conflicts between movement leaders and liberals became apparent as the newly formed Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenged the Democratic Party Convention in Atlantic City.
Time: (60:00)

Bridge to Freedom
Ten years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man and 11 years after the decree that "separate but equal" was unconstitutional, millions had joined the fight, and thousands of blacks and whites came together to march 50 miles for freedom in Selma, AL. This program highlights this historic march as the last great gathering of the Southern-based movement and provides an opportunity to examine the gains made by the civil rights protests.
Time: (60:00)

 
Picture of video CoverRACE - the power of an illusion (New) Episode one: The difference between us Episode two: The story we tell Episode three: The house we live in

 

Race - The power of an illusion challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that human beings come divided into a few distinct groups. This definitive three -part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs.

 

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