Florida State University: FSU professor’s research spurs educational curriculum

Florida State University: FSU professor’s research spurs educational curriculum. “The ‘Find Your Voice: The Online Resource for Fannie Lou Hamer Studies’ includes school lesson plans, a new animated short movie by BrainPOP, a children’s book titled ‘Planting Seeds: The Life and Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer’ and a virtual tour of locations related to Hamer. A powerfully eloquent proponent of the civil rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer was known around the world for declaring that she was ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.'”

‘People Not Property’: New website explores history of slavery in the region (Lohud)

Lohud: ‘People Not Property’: New website explores history of slavery in the region. “The nonprofit educational group Historic Hudson Valley wants New Yorkers to know that slavery was not confined to the South. The group has launched ‘People Not Property,’ a new interactive documentary website that explains the history of slavery in the Northeast, including the Hudson Valley, using stories, videos, and re-enactments.”

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian Launches New Online Materials Based on Accurate and Comprehensive Native Peoples History

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian Launches New Online Materials Based on Accurate and Comprehensive Native Peoples History. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is looking to change the narrative about American Indians in classrooms, transforming how teachers are teaching history to achieve a more inclusive, accurate and complete education. As part of its national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360 Degrees (NK360°), the National Museum of the American Indian has launched new online educational resources about the Pawnee Treaties, the Cherokee Nation Removal and the Inka Empire that will expand teachers and students’ knowledge and understanding of the contributions and experiences of Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere.”

Texas Tech Today: Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible

Texas Tech Today: Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible. “Thanks to a $95,740 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Vietnam Center & Archive (VNCA) will now be able to transcribe, edit and publish online its entire backlogged collection of oral history interviews conducted by the VNCA Oral History Project, which includes a diverse array of Vietnam veterans and their family members.”

EurekAlert: 3D slave ship model brings a harrowing story to life

EurekAlert: 3D slave ship model brings a harrowing story to life. “A 3D model of an 18th century slave ship, which captures the cramped, dirty and stifling conditions experienced by enslaved Africans, has been launched as a new digital teaching tool.”

Federal Depository Library Program: GPO Digitizes Public Papers of the Presidents

Federal Depository Library Program: GPO Digitizes Public Papers of the Presidents. “The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) have digitized volumes of The Public Papers of the Presidents for Presidents Herbert Hoover (1929) through George H.W. Bush (1990), with the exception of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency. The papers of President Franklin Roosevelt were published privately before the commencement of the official Public Papers series. Each volume of The Public Papers of the Presidents is comprised of a forward by the President, public writings, addresses, remarks, and photographs. This digitization effort joined the already digital version of Public Papers for Presidents George H. W. Bush (1991−1992), William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama.”

PC Magazine: #Talkstorytalkplace Project Wants a Digital Archive of LA’s Chinatown

PC Magazine: #Talkstorytalkplace Project Wants a Digital Archive of LA’s Chinatown. “Like many creatives in Los Angeles, Joel Quizon is a multi-hyphenate: a curator-producer-DJ who might soon have to add ‘historian’ to his resume, too. As a producer at media studio Form follows Function (FfF), Quizon is working with founder and documentary filmmaker Maya Santos on a bold, tech-based project called #talkstorytalkplace, which is building a digital archive of memories and tales focused on the immigrant experience.”