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African and African American Experiences

Open access resources online.

MILITARY & WARTIME EXPERIENCES 

Digital Projects

African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship: World War I and Postwar Society
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african-american-odyssey/world-war-i-and-postwar-society.html

Black Soldiers Mattered
https://www.blacksoldiersmattered.com/#home

Emancipation in the District of Columbia, from Civil War Washington
http://civilwardc.org/interpretations/narrative/emancipation.php

Emilie Davis Diaries
https://davisdiaries.villanova.edu/

Lynching in America: Targeting Black Veterans
(see Jim Crow)

Soldiers of the Coalfield (Exhibit)
http://forgottenlegacywwi.org/

Tuskegee Airmen
https://www.nps.gov/museum/

Tuskegee Army Nurses
http://www.tuskegeearmynurses.info/history.html

U.S. Colored Troops (Twitter)
https://twitter.com/afroamcivilwar

 

Collections Online

Civil War in St. Augustine (digital archive)
http://sacivilwararchive.com/

Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context” African Americans and the Second World War
https://perspectives.ushmm.org/dashboard
(requires free registration)

African Americans in the US Military: From the Revolution to the World Wars
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/african-americans-us-military-revolution-world-wars-0

 

Lesson Plans / Classroom Resources

African American Civil War Soldiers
https://www.aacwmed.org/services

African Americans at Fort Mose
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00067333/00001

African Americans in WWI
http://www.oxfordaasc.com/public/features/archive/0508/index.jsp

African Americans in WWII
http://www.oxfordaasc.com/public/features/archive/0608/index.jsp

Black Soldiers in the Revolutionary War
https://nmaahc.si.edu/sites/default/files/images/black_soldiers_revolutionary_war_3.pdf?mod=article_inline

Continuity or Change? African Americans in World War II
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/lessondisplay.php?lesson=55

Did Southern Free Men of Color Fight for the Ideals of the South?
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/lessondisplay.php?lesson=49

Florida’s Role in the Civil War: “Supplier of the Confederacy”
https://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/cvl_war/cvl_war1.htm

Fighting for Whose Freedom? Black Soldiers in the Revolution: 
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/pdf/Fighting_for_Whose_Freedom_PF.pdf

Northern Racism and the New York City Draft Riots of 1863
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/lessondisplay.php?lesson=37

Untold Story: The Black Struggle for Freedom during the Revolutionary War in Maryland
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/lessondisplay.php?lesson=69

 

Webpage / Blog

Battle of Olustee
https://battleofolustee.org/battle.html

Buffalo Soldier in World War I
https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/buffalo-soldier-world-war-i

Fort Mose: America’s Black Colonial Fortress of Freedom
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/histarch/research/st-augustine/fort-mose/

 

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