Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Black History Month [February 2011]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Black History Month:
The Men and Women
Who Began the
Fight for Rights

 

Frederick Douglass, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004671911

Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1913)

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Harriet Tubman, called "Moses" 1934-35 / Bernarda Bryson.

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Harriet Tubman escape, disguised as a man / Bernarda Bryson.

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Harriet Tubman / Mg Burroughs.

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[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York]

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[Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair]

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Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman, ca. 1820-1913

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[Title page of Harriet, the Moses of her people by Sarah H. Bradford (New York, Little & Co., 1901)]

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Harriet Tubman- America’s Story

 

Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895):

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[Frederick Douglass, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

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[Frederick Douglass, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

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Frederick Douglass, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

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Washington, D.C.--the new administration--colored citizens paying their respects to Marshall Frederick Douglass, in his office at the city hall / sketched by our special artist.

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"Frederick Douglass" / Charles White '51.

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Frederick Douglass

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[Frederick Douglass, full length, seated beside grandson who is playing violin; facing right]

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[Frederick Douglass, full length, seated beside grandson, facing front]

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Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895

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[Basement of Frederick Douglass house, Wash., D.C.] newly installed wall siding

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"Frederick Douglass appealing to President Lincoln and his cabinet to enlist Negroes," mural by William Edouard Scott, at the Recorder of Deeds building, built in 1943. 515 D St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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 Frederick Douglass

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Chapter from Frederick Douglass's draft manuscript of his autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, ca. 1880. (Frederick Douglass Papers)

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A letter from Charles Douglass (son) to Frederick Douglass, July 6, 1863.

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My bondage and my freedom ... By Frederick Douglass. With an introduction. By Dr. James M'Cune Smith.

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Frederick Douglass to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, August 29, 1864 (Plan for helping slaves escape from rebel states) 

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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave / written by himself.

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C. W. Foster, U.S. War Department, to Frederick Douglass, August 13, 1863.

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Frederick Douglass Memorial [from newspaper]

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The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

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Frederick Douglass- America’s Story

 

Sojourner Truth (1797- 1883):

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[Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane]

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Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth - I sell the shadow to support the substance

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A. Lincoln showing Sojourner Truth the Bible presented by colored people of Baltimore, Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1864

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth; a bonds-woman of olden time, emancipated by the New York Legislature in the early part of the present century; with a history of her labors and correspondence drawn from her "Book of life."

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Sojourner Truth (written by Cockrane) to Mary Gale, February 25, 1864.

 

Nat Turner (1800-1831):

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The dream of Nat Turner / Bernarda Bryson.

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Nat Turner profesies [sic] the rebellion which will take place with the eclipse of the moon, or, "Nat Turner's rebellion" / Bernarda Bryson.

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[Nat Turner's dream - sleeping runaway slave] / Bernarda Bryson.

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Title page, with no illus., in Nat Turner, The confessions, Richmond, Thomas R. Gray, 1832

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 Horrid massacre in Virginia

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Future : containing great lecturers on the future of the colored race, Nat Turner's insur[r]ection, the new insur[r]ection / by Geo. H. Burks, attorney and councilor at law, New Albany, Ind.

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Nat Turner [from newspaper]

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Nat Turner [from newspaper]

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The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia

 

William Wells Brown (1814 – 1884):

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Distinguished colored men

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From the plantation to the Senate

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William Wells Brown [from newspaper]

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The Anti-Slavery Harp: A Collection of Songs for Anti-slavery Meetings.

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Narrative of William W. Brown, an American slave.

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The Negro in the American rebellion; his heroism and his fidelity ...

 

Dred Scott (1795 – 1858) and Dred Scott Decision (1857):

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The political quadrille. Music by Dred Scott

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Now ready: the Dred Scott decision--Opinion of Chief-Justice Roger B. Taney ...

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Dred Scott

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Visit to Dred Scott - his family - incidents of his life - decision of the Supreme Court

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The slavery question. Dred Scott decision : to the free voters of Ohio.

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The Dred Scott decision : opinion of Chief Justice Taney, with an introduction / by J.H. Van Evrie. Also, an appendix, containing an essay on the Natural history of the prognathous race of mankind, originally written for the New York day-book / by Dr. S.A. Cartwright.

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The Dred Scott Case. [The North American review. / Volume 85, Issue 177, October 1857] 

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A. Penfield to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, October 17, 1860 (Ordinance of 1787 and Dred Scott) 

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Opinion of Judge Daniel, in the Case of Dred Scott. [New Englander and Yale review. / Volume 15, Issue 59, August 1857] 

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The case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme court. The full opinions of Chief Justice Taney and Justice Curtis, and abstracts of the opinions of the other judges; with an analysis of the points ruled, and some concluding observations.

 

54th Massachusetts/Civil War:

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"The 54th Massachusetts regiment, under the leadership of Colonel Shaw in the attack on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina, in 1863," mural at the Recorder of Deeds building, built in 1943. 515 D St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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[Group shot, officers of the 54th Mass. Colored]

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[Colonel Robert G. Shaw, half-length portrait, facing right] / Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston.

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Samuel Harrison, Tuesday, September 08, 1863 (Commission as chaplain in the 54th Massachusetts)

Other Resources from the Internet

Websites:

 

People & Events- Harriet Tubman (PBS)

Women of the Hall: Harriet Tubman (National Women’s Hall of Fame)

Harriet Tubman Web Hunt: Leading the Way to Freedom

Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad (National Geographic)

Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy (National Geographic Kids)

Harriet Tubman Special Resources Study (National Park Service)

Harriet Tubman Biography (Bio. True Story)

People & Events – Frederick Douglass (PBS)

Frederick Douglass: National Historic Site Virtual Museum Exhibit

Frederick Douglass (National Park Service)

Frederick Douglass Biography (Bio. True Story)

Women of the Hall: Sojourner Truth (National Women’s Hall of Fame)

This Far by Faith: Sojourner Truth (PBS)

Sojourner Truth Biography (Bio. True Story)

People & Events – Nat Turner’s Rebellion (PBS)

Nat Turner Biography (Bio. True Story)

William Wells Brown Biography (Bio. True Story)

People & Events – Dred Scott’s fight for freedom (PBS)

People & Events – Dred Scott case: the Supreme Court decision (PBS)

Dred Scott Biography (Bio. True Story)

54th Massachusetts Exhibit (National Archives)

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Lesson Plan (PBS)

54th Massachusetts Memorial on the Boston Common (Gettysburg Daily)

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment (National Park Service)

 

Books:

Harriet Tubman:

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) by Carole Boston Weatherford ~ ISBN-10: 0786851759 ---Ages 4-8

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler ~ ISBN-10: 082341065X or ISBN-13: 978-0823410651 --- Ages 4-8

Wanted Dead Or Alive: The True Story Of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern ~ ISBN-10: 0590442120 or ISBN-13: 978-0590442121 --- Age 9-12

Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough ~ ISBN-10: 044842889X or ISBN-13: 978-0448428895 ---Ages 9-12

Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage ~ ISBN-10: 0060576073 or ISBN-13: 978-0060576073 --- Ages 9-12

Harriet Tubman (DK Biography) by Kem Knapp Sawyer ~ ISBN-10: 0756658063 or ISBN-13: 978-0756658069 --- Ages 9-12

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Kathleen Kudlinski ~ ISBN-10: 0689848668 or ISBN-13: 978-0689848667 ---Ages 9-12

 

Frederick Douglass:

Frederick Douglass and the War Against Slavery by Eveyln Bennett ~ ISBN-10: 0785742425 or ISBN-13: 978-0785742425 --- Ages 4-8

Frederick Douglass: Portrait of a Freedom Fighter by Sheila Keenan ~ ISBN-10: 0590483560 or ISBN-13: 978-0590483568 --- Ages 4-8

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler ~ ISBN-10: 0823412059 or ISBN-13: 978-0823412051 --- Ages 4-8

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship by Nikki Giovanni ~ ISBN-10: 0805082646 or ISBN-13: 978-0805082647 --- Ages 4-8

Frederick Douglass: The Black Lion by Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack ~ ISBN-10: 0516432214 or ISBN-13: 978-0516432212 ---Ages 9-12

Frederick Douglass: From Slavery to Statesman (Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes) by Henry Elliot ~ ISBN-10: 0778748367 or ISBN-13: 978-0778748366 --- Ages 9-12

Frederick Douglass: Slave, Writer, Abolitionist (Signature Lives: Civil War Era series) by Haugen ~ ISBN-10: 0756510643 or ISBN-13: 978-0756510640 --- Age Young Adult

 

Sojourner Truth:

Sojourner Truth (On My Own Biography) by Gwenyth Swain ~ ISBN-10: 1575058278 or ISBN-13: 978-1575058276 --- Ages 4-8

When Harriet Met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton ~ ISBN-10: 0060504250 or ISBN-13: 978-0060504250 --- Ages 4-8

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler ~ ISBN-10: 0823412628 or ISBN-13: 978-0823412624 ---Ages 4-8

Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman (Scholastic Biography) by Patricia C. Mckissack ~ ISBN-10: 0590446916 or ISBN-13: 978-0590446914 ---Ages 9-12

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert ~ ISBN-10: 1153714574 or ISBN-13: 978-1153714570 ---Age Young Adult

Sojourner Truth: The Courageous Former Slave Whose Eloquence Helped Promote Human Equality (People Who Have Helped the World Series) by Susan Taylor-Boyd ~ ISBN-10: 0819215414 or ISBN-13: 978-0819215413 --- Age Young Adult

Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist (Historical American Biographies) by Catherine Bernard ~ ISBN-10: 0766012573 or ISBN-13: 978-0766012578 --- Age Young Adult

 

Nat Turner:

Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion (Graphic History) by Burgan ~ ISBN-10: 0736868798 or ISBN-13: 978-0736868792 --- Ages 9-12

Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt (Journey to Freedom) by Rivvy Neshama ~ ISBN-10: 1567667449 or ISBN-13: 978-1567667448 --- Ages 9-12

Nat Turner: Slave Revolt Leader (Black Americans of Achievement) by Terry Bisson ~ ISBN-10: 0791081672 or ISBN-13: 978-0791081679 --- Grades 7-10

 

William Wells Brown:

Clotel: or, The President's Daughter (Penguin Classics) by William Wells Brown ~ ISBN-10: 0142437727 or ISBN-13: 978-0142437728

William Wells Brown: A Reader by Ezra Greenspan ~ ISBN-10: 0820332240 or ISBN-13: 978-0820332246

From Fugitive Slave to Free Man: The Autobiographies of William Wells Brown by William L. Andrews ~ ISBN-10: 0826214754 or ISBN-13: 978-0826214751

The Works of William Wells Brown: Using His "Strong, Manly Voice" by William Wells Brown ~ ISBN-10: 0195309634 or ISBN-13: 978-0195309638

The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom by William Wells Brown ~ ISBN-10: 1616402644 or ISBN-13: 978-1616402648

 

Dred Scott:

I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott by Shelia P. Moses ~ ISBN-10: 0689859759 o r ISBN-13: 978-0689859755 --- Ages 9-12

Dred and Harriett Scott: A Family's Struggle For Freedom by Gwenyth Swain ~ ISBN-10: 0873514831 or ISBN-13: 978-0873514835 --- Ages 9-12

The Dred Scott Case: Slavery and Citizenship (Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Gold Edition) by D. J. Herda ~ ISBN-10: 0766034275 or ISBN-13: 978-0766034273 --- Age Young Adult

 

54th Massachusetts:

Where Death and Glory Meet: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry by Russell Duncan ~ ISBN-10: 0820321362 or ISBN-13: 978-0820321363 --- Ages Unknown

Undying Glory: The Story of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment by Clinton Cox ~ ISBN-10: 0595451160 or ISBN-13: 978-0595451166 --- Ages 9-12

The Massachusetts 54th: African American Soldiers of the Union (Let Freedom Ring) by Gina DeAngelis  ~ ISBN-10: 0736845186 or ISBN-13: 978-0736845182 ---Ages 9-12

Historic Monuments : The Civil War's 54th Massachusetts Regiment--The Shaw Memorial by Julie Hargrove ~ ISBN-10: 1573102822 or ISBN-13: 978-1573102827 ---Ages 9-12

 

Videos:

Underground Railroad (History Channel) with Alfre Woodard, A&E Home Video, 95 minutes

Biography - Frederick Douglass (A&E DVD Archives), A&E Home Video, 50 minutes

Civil War Journal: The 54th Massachusetts (VHS) (1996) with Danny Glover and Brad Marshall II; A& E Home Video, 50 minutes

Glory (DVD) [1998] with Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman; Sony Pictures, 122 minutes 

American Experience: The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry [DVD] (2005), with Marion Ross; PBS, 56 minutes