Rochester Museum & Science Center
Thematic Topic: Slavery, Abolition & the Underground Railroad
Essential questions:
1. Wh...
Library of Congress African American Mosaic
(migration, ex-slave narratives, colonization, abolition)
http://www.loc.gov/e...
Blackpast.org
http://www.blackpast.org/?q=perspectives/list
Biography website (featuring Frederick Douglas)
http://www.bio...
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?word=Abolition%20documents&s=3&n
otword=&f=2
Exploring a ...
*RMSC Libraries-Archives-Objects Online Catalog
http://www.rmsc.org/ForTeachers/Information/CollectionsLibrary/
*Universit...
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/northern-star/index-e.html
Niagara Falls
http://www.niagarafallsmuseum.ca/blackhistory.html...
Gilda Lehrman Institute for American History – Slavery module
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module.php?module_id=1...
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This is designed for teachers, elementary through high school, to guide them in developing lessons that address issues of immigration (and subtopics of women, children, reform and regulation, racism, and 19th century change). The unit provides "big picture" questions, information about online and published resources, links to sites and more. Suggested lesson activities are also included.

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  1. 1. Rochester Museum & Science Center Thematic Topic: Slavery, Abolition & the Underground Railroad Essential questions: 1. What were strategies employed by abolitionists to try to end enslavement of African Americans? 2. In what ways was enslavement in the American South different from enslavement in the American North? 3. How did the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 test the American legal and social systems? 4. What was the essential difference between enslavement and indentured servitude? Lesson ideas: 1. Read Freedom Crossing in class and complete sheet with guided reading questions 2. Use template for 5th grade lesson on Underground Railroad from 3. Use RMSC Underground Railroad Exhibit to identify ways in which enslavement differed from indentured servitude – and ways they were similar 4. Have students explore possible reasons why the slave trade took hold in parts of North and Latin America (US and Mexico) and not in others (Canada). 5. Have students explore how slavery and resistance to it impacted people in New York State in different ways. African American Research Resources National Federal Resources http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=116 American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline (predates American history) http://www.ushistory.org/more/timeline.htm *Library of Congress – listing of African American collections http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History
  2. 2. Library of Congress African American Mosaic (migration, ex-slave narratives, colonization, abolition) http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam015.html LOC - Murray Collection (African American history, pamphlets) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aap/aaphome.html *Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – African-American Migrations http://www.inmotionaame.org/home.cfm PBS (NY Slave Revolts of 1712, 1741) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p285.html *PBS site: Slavery and the Making of America (lesson plans) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/teachers/lessons.html *PBS African American Timeline http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/timeline.html **Documenting the American South: Loguen’s and Steward’s narratives The Rev. J. W. Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman. A Narrative of Real Life (1859) http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/loguen/loguen.html Twenty Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman…. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/steward/menu.html *US Census Data Browser http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/about_exhibit.htm African American Odyssey (Library of Congress online exhibit) http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html *African Americans, Women, and the Underground Railroad (National Park Service) http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/african-american-participation-in-the-underground- railroad.htm *University of Detroit Mercy – Black Abolitionist Archives http://research.udmercy.edu/find/special_collections/digital/baa/ *Digital Archives on American Slavery http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/index.aspx?s=3ess.html War of 1812 sites documenting African Americans http://crm.cr.nps.gov/archive/20-2/20-2-12.pdf *National Archives – records relating to slavery http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/
  3. 3. Blackpast.org http://www.blackpast.org/?q=perspectives/list Biography website (featuring Frederick Douglas) http://www.biography.com/classroom/index.jsp Report (and Testimony) of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States (The “Klan” Hearings) 1972 http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=mediatype%3Atexts%20AND%20collection%3AUSGovernme ntDocuments%20AND%20subject%3A%22Ku-Klux%20Klan%20(1866-1869)%22 Freedmen’s Bureau http://freedmensbureau.com/ Organizing Black America http://www.bookrags.com/browse/tf0203801199/ Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 http://baic.house.gov/education/ *Mossell family biographies with links http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/aframer/gallery.html Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander http://www.archives.upenn.edu/faids/upt/upt50/alexander_stma.html Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – Truman’s Committee on Human Rights, 1946- 1947 (use “Search” box for STMA or the Committee) http://www.trumanlibrary.org/index.php Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – Kennedy’s Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, 1963 (Use “Search” box) http://www.jfklibrary.org/ Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights website - history http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/about?id=0003 African American Resources on Digital Librarian http://www.digital-librarian.com/africanamerican.html NY State **New York Heritage site – NY slave-related documents http://www.newyorkheritage.org/ *“I Will Be Heard” online exhibit, Cornell University Collections on Slavery and Abolition http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/abolitionism/introduction.htm *NYPL Digital Gallery – Abolition and slavery images and documents
  4. 4. http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?word=Abolition%20documents&s=3&n otword=&f=2 Exploring a Common Past: Researching & Interpreting the Underground Railroad (NPS) http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/ugrr/exugrr4.htm **Slavery in New York – NY Historical Society http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/ Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) http://maap.columbia.edu/place/34.html *Oswego County, NY Underground Railroad Page (Wellman’s Research Guide) http://www.oswego.edu/ugrr/contents.html Uncovering the Freedom Trail in Syracuse and Onondaga County http://www.pacny.net/freedom_trail/ *NY History – People of the Underground Railroad http://www.nyhistory.com/ugrr/people.htm Origins of the Michigan Street Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY http://www.nyhistory.com/mspa/ *Slavery in New York http://www.slavenorth.com/newyork.htm Researching Slavery and the Underground Railroad, New-York Historical Society Library https://www.nyhistory.org/web/PDF/Slavery%20and%20Underground%20Railroad%20Resources%20Av ailable%20at%20the%20New-York%20Historical%20Society%20Library.pdf *Records relating to African Americans at the New York State Archives http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_pgc_afri_amer.shtml HBCU Digital Collection (John Henry and Roseta Hill) http://contentdm.auctr.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/VSUD Fugitive Slaves and the URR in Pennsylvania: primary documents (John Henry Hill) http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=854 Tioga County website (African American History in Tioga County) http://www.nvhistory.org/tiogapast.shtml#top Local **RMSC Underground Railroad Educator’s Guide http://www.rmsc.org/Data/Documents/teacher/ugrr/URR%20Curriculum%20Guide_v3.pdf
  5. 5. *RMSC Libraries-Archives-Objects Online Catalog http://www.rmsc.org/ForTeachers/Information/CollectionsLibrary/ *University of Rochester, Frederick Douglass Project http://www.iupui.edu/~douglass/resources.html *University at Buffalo Archives: background on the URR http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/archives/exhibits/old/urr/ *The Fugitive Slave Act and the Underground Railroad in WNY http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/UndergroundRailRoad.html *Slavery within the Holland Land Purchase http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/dpt/historian/slavery.html#top *Rochester Public Library – “Many Roads to Freedom” http://www.libraryweb.org/rochimag/roads/home.htm *African American Activists in Buffalo, NY (19th century) http://www.monroefordham.org/docs/Antebellum%20Biographies.pdf African Americans in Buffalo: An Overview (with images) http://www.buffaloah.com/h/af/index.html#Click Essays about Joseph “Black Joe” Hodge(s) http://www.buffaloah.com/h/hodge/hodgeJ.html http://www.buffalonian.com/history/articles/%3C1800/blackjoe.htm Bibliography for African American history in WNY* http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/0history/hwny-references.html *Buffalo History Index – History of African Americans in Buffalo, NY http://www.buffaloah.com/h/af/index.html Rev. J.E. Nash, Sr. bio (including “Uncrowned Kings” site)* http://www.themichiganstreetbaptistchurch.org/jessenash.html http://wings.buffalo.edu/uncrownedqueens/K/index.html History of the Urban League of Buffalo http://www.buffalourbanleague.org/History.html#history Canadian Resources *Buxton Museum (Elgin Settlement) http://www.buxtonmuseum.com/index.html Under a Northern Star (African-American Experiences in Canada)
  6. 6. http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/northern-star/index-e.html Niagara Falls http://www.niagarafallsmuseum.ca/blackhistory.html Miscellaneous *Niagara Movement – Declaration of Principles http://www.africanamericanstudies.buffalo.edu/ANNOUNCE/niagaramovement/n m_principles1.html http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/1152.htm African American Registry (biographical data from various fields) http://www.aaregistry.com/categories.php Bibliography of books on race and gender (including titles on abolition) http://americanabolitionist.liberalarts.iupui.edu/racegen.htm African Americans.com (on colonization) http://www.africanamericans.com/ConstitutionofAmericanSociety.htm Stories of the Underground Railroad by Ana Curtis http://www.shockfamily.net/underground/title.html The Anti-slavery Literature Project http://antislavery.eserver.org/ Howard University http://www.huarchivesnet.howard.edu/9908huarnet/journal.htm Benjamin Banneker and the Ellicott Brothers http://library.thinkquest.org/3337/banneker.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p84.html http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/special/banneker-benjamin.html New York State Historical Association – library pathfinder titles http://pathfinder.nysha.org/search~S2/d?SEARCH=african+americans Lesson Plans *Criminal or Hero? (from PBS “Slavery and the Making of America series) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/teachers/lessons.html Best of History websites (composite) http://besthistorysites.net/USHistory_AfricanAmerican.shtml
  7. 7. Gilda Lehrman Institute for American History – Slavery module http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module.php?module_id=196 Lesson plans on African American history (great links to timelines) http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4607 Library of Congress lesson plan using Slave Narratives collection (story pyramid format) http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=364 Lesson plans on 20th c. African American migration from American South to North http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/tpl-sweethomechicago/ http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/tpl-anyplacebuthere/ Teaching a City About Its Civil Rights History” article, http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2007/0704/0704tea1.cfm and related lesson plans http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/teachers.htm Lesson plan on Civil Rights – stories of individual’s struggles http://urbandreams.ousd.k12.ca.us/lessonplans/mlk/index.htm Underground Railroad http://www.42explore2.com/undergrd.htm Lesson plan for Colonization & Emigration (Schomburg) http://www.inmotionaame.org/education/detail.cfm?migration=4&topic=9&type=educationmaterials

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