This coming summer marks the twentieth anniversary of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning’s founding, making us eligible to be called venerable, if not (at least among usually short-lived non-profit organizations) ancient.
This anniversary prompts a certain amount of reflection and a good deal of amazement. Since 1981, we have done many, many different projects in many different media for many different audiences and participants–while remaining, I believe, true to our...Read more
The Long Civil Rights Movement gives participants the materials, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches necessary to transform their teaching of the civil rights movement into an alternative, and much longer, view of the black freedom struggle.
Fighting for Equality on the World War II Home Front explores the experiences of women and African-American workers who flooded into the industrial workforce during World War II, taking jobs that had previously been available largely to white men.
In this Now and Then podcast, Andrea Ades Vásquez and Pennee Bender interview Lisandro Pérez, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at John Jay College about Cuban immigrants in nineteenth-century New York City.Read full description
Historian Carol Groneman, whose dissertation grounds the scholarship of ASHP's documentary "The Five Points: New York's Irish Working Class in the 1850s," looks at what happened when immigrants of the Irish famine came to the United States (1845-1855)Read full description
In this three-part video podcast, ASHP/CML's Donna Thompson Ray shares the benefit of her area of expertise with New York City Department of Education teachers in a discussion about the work of artist Jacob Lawrence.Read full description
In this Now and Then podcast, Donna Thompson Ray (ASHP) interviews Peter H. Wood (Duke University, professor emeritus) about the life of Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker in the Antebellum South.Read full description