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Published March 24, 2011
Staff and guests at ASHP’s 20th anniversary celebration viewing WBA? CD-ROM.
Staff and guests at ASHP's 20th anniversary celebration viewing WBA? CD-ROM.

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

Warren K. Leffler, “Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.,”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

John Newton Howit,“I’m proud… my husband wants me to do my part”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.

Published March 11, 2011

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

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Published February 25, 2011

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

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Published February 10, 2011

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

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Published January 18, 2011

Historian Fritz Umbach and Anthropologist Kojo Dei (John Jay College, CUNY) put the history of the transatlantic slave trade into a long and complex global context.Read full description

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Published January 7, 2011

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

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Published December 7, 2010

Premilla Nadasen (Queens College, CUNY) examines the importance of women in the Black Freedom Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.Read full description

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Is there Anything More to See?

Civil War Photography & History

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, 6:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (directions)

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