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PD MS 8th Grade History of the African American Experience: Resources

World Book Timelines

Browse the history of important figures with World Book's timeline feature.


US History in Context

Browse U.S. history topics — or search for a person, place, or subject — to find a range of relevant content, including academic articles and digitized primary sources. After entering a search term, click on the 'Browse Topics' tab on the upper right hand side for in-depth resources about that particular topic. Topic example: Rosa Parks

Background entries to consider exploring:

World Book Encyclopedia

World Book has numerous biographies on key figures during the Civil Rights Movement. Some of these include: Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Henry Brown, Harriet Tubman, Hewey Newton, Claudette Colvin, Linda Brown, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Ruby Bridges, Soujourner Truth, Martin Luther King Jr. and many more. In addition to biographies, students can look up racism, Jim Crow, emancipation, and more key terms. 

Click here to access World Book Online.


Provides access to news publications from countries worldwide. Locate currated information on a specific topic with NewsBank's Special Report feature. 

Special Reports

        This page also has information on the Civil Rights Movement and Kings’ Legacy.


        This page has information on the struggle for freedom and historical figures and leaders.


In addition to the special reports, you can also search for news items using specific search terms.


There is a section within Social Studies called African-American History. Within that menu, you may wish to click on the following items: Brown vs. Board of Education, Civil Rights, Civil War, Civil War Causes, Jim Crow, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Reconstruction, and Underground Railroad.

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