Vermont Folklife Center

Web Links

Teaching Resources:

Lesson plan on spirituals from EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web. The National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation:

African-American Mosaic, A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture:

Digital History: Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Research, University of Houston. Classroom-tested handouts and fact sheets:

The Legacy of the African-American Spiritual. Minnesota Public Radio Sound Learning:

Best of History Web Sites. Resources, lesson plans, teacher’s guides, activities:

Civil War Preservation Trust History Center and Classroom: African American Troops in the Union Army:

Yahooligans, The Web Guide for Kids: Resources on Slaves and Abolitionists:

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Spirituals and Songs about Slavery:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Collection of Broadside Verses from the Civil War:

The Folk Music Index listing of current recordings. Chose the "bottom of the file" option and scroll up to find "Darling Nellie Gray":

Links to online resources for "spirituals" on TeacherServe, from the National Humanities Center:

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Slave Narratives:

Been Here So Long: Selections from WPA American Slave Narratives at the New Deal Network (NDN), a research and teaching resource based at the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT) at Columbia University:

Online resources listed at Been Here So Long:

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project. American Memory at the Library of Congress:

Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories. Recordings with former slaves from the Federal Writers Project. American Memory at the Library of Congress:

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology at the University of Virginia:

Slave Voices from The Special Collections Library, Duke University:

African American History: A Guide to Resources & Research on the Web. University of Colorado links page for slave narratives:

Creative Folk: African American History & Heritage Site. A personal website with a little bit of everything:

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Images of Slavery:

Primary Source Set: Photographs of Slaves and Slave Life (1862- ca. 1907) Library of Congress Learning Page:

The Museum of American Photography: The Face of Slavery and Other Early Images of African Americans:

New York Public Library, Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans, Civil War:

New York Public Library, Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans, Slavery:

Slavery in American, Teacher Resources. Slavery in America Image Gallery:

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