BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
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The New Jersey Amistad Commission Executive Director Stephanie James New Jersey schools incorporate African American history into their K-12 social studies curricula and appropriate content areas. This legislation created the Amistad Commission, a 23-member body charged with ensuring that African American historical content, contributions and experiences are taught in the state’s classrooms on a daily basis, and infused into all district curricula, lessons, testing, and presentations. The NJAC has become a national model for the revision of social studies education. New Jersey was first in the nation to pass such legislation. Topics: The history of the Anti- Lynching Movement Ida B.Wells published a study of lynching and travelled to England twice in the mid-1890s lecturing and lobbying against the bloody American scourge of lynching. Paul Robeson and Albert Einstein Einstein and Robeson also worked together on the American Crusade to End Lynching,The 20-year friendship between Einstein and Robeson is scheduled to be memorialized in A movie starring Danny Glover slated to play Robeson and Ben Kingsley as Einstein PAUL Robeson and the United Nations We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People is a paper accusing the United States government of genocide based on the UN Genocide Convention. This paper was written presented to the United Nations at meetings in Paris in December 1951. SILENT PROTEST PARADE NAACP’s Silent Protest Parade, held on July 28, 1917. On July 28, nearly 10,000 black men, women, and children wordlessly paraded down New York’s Fifth Avenue.