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Maps of Women's Suffrage Prior to the 19th Amendment

Although early suffragists were not successful in passing a federal constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote, activists worked hard at the local and state levels throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They formed local [...]

African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery (with text supports)

In May 1954, the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama wrote a letter to the Mayor of Montgomery asking for changes that would make the city’s public bus system treat African-American riders with more fairness. The Women’s [...]

Analysis Worksheet: African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery

This worksheet helps students analyze a list of demands from the Women's Political Council regarding better treatment of black riders in Montgomery, Alabama.

Item Type: Worksheet
Claiming We the People: Political Participation in Revolutionary America

In this activity students will learn about how groups without political power—African Americans, women, and working-class men—sought to expand their political power in the Revolutionary era. Students will analyze primary sources to determine the [...]

Liberty for All: Voices from the Revolution

In this activity students read short excerpts of documents that show how the expectations of women, African Americans, and working white men were raised by the rhetoric of liberty during the American Revolution. Students write petitions to the [...]

Adding to the Picture: The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

In this activity, students examine three documents to better understand the goals, participants, and leaders of the 1963 March on Washington.