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Documentary Resources

A project of discovery.  Students research African American history in the United States.  Throughout the process, students learn to produce documentary films in the style of legendary documentarian, Ken Burns. 

Some of the films we watch along the way:

NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Directed by Ric Burns


Ken Burns on the Ken Burns Effect


A TIME FOR JUSTICE
Academy Award - Documentary Short Subject 1994
Produced by three-time Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim.




Here are some links to get you started...

Help with Ideas


Library of Congress' American Memory Archive - African American History Collections
http://afroamhistory.about.com/library/blbiographies.htm
http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/tm/black.html
http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/musicians/Musicians_Singers.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/civil_rights_leaders.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Renaissance

http://faculty.pittstate.edu/~knichols/vogue.html

The Story of Colonel Tye
Underground Railroad Site
TeAchnology Page on Black History
Claudette Colvin on NPR

Photo Archives:

The African American Odyssey Collection (Library of Congress)
Civil War Pictures
Desegregation Resources
Segregation Signs
Prints and Photographs Reading Room(L.o.C.)

Jackie Robinson Links
NPR Story
Library of Congress Collection

Slavery
American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline
PBS Timeline of Slavery
Audio Interviews from Voices From the Days of Slavery
Freedom and Bondage in the Colonial Era


Worth a few minutes of your time:
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html

What happened after the letter?
http://kottke.org/12/02/what-happened-to-the-former-slave-that-wrote-his-old-master














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