For Hispanic Heritage Month, Biography.com offers videos of several notable Hispanic Americans. They include Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, performers Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Smits, Carlos Mencia and others.
The History of Black Economic Empowerment. This year’s theme recognizes the enterprise and entrepeneurship of African Americans, both past and present, that helped strengthen and invigorate the nation.
Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.
A time for celebrating the culture, art, and achievements of Latinx people, September 15 to October 15 has been designated as Hispanic Heritage Month. Use the lesson plans, links, and activities on ReadWriteThink to help kids understand and appreciate Latinx American culture.
The centerpiece of the NMAAHC Museum on the Web are the collected reminiscences of ordinary Americans. These stories, called “memories” are collected as text, images, and audio uploads in the virtual Memory Book where website visitors are encouraged to submit their own histories, traditions, thoughts and ideas. Memories are then associated visually with other aspects of the museum’s holdings and scholarship, such as photographic portraits from the Let Your Motto Be Resistance traveling exhibit or the Save Our African American Treasures program. Memory Book contributions may also be associated with offerings from other visitors, enabling the creation of a dynamic social network for the NMAAHC community.
Get a broad overview of African American culture and history with the video portraits and images on this site. Learn more about Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Jimi Hendrix, Oprah Winfrey, and many more.