African-American Cultural Complex, Raleigh NC.
Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh NC. Offers an exhibit "Let Us March On: Raleigh's Journey Toward Civil Rights". Oral history interviews available. www.raleighcitymuseum.org 919-832-3775
Center for Diversity Education, Asheville, NC. Works to increase the ways diversity is covered in the curriculum through traveling trunks, exhibits, and staff development. www.diversityed.com 828-254-9044
Facing History and Ourselves. National organization with a state presence in Charlotte. Teaches a model to study history that relies on primary source documents, eyewitness accounts and individual student research. www.facinghistory.org 704-365-1433 Jackie Fishman
North Carolina Holocaust Council, Raleigh NC
Offers regional programming and staff development www.dhhs.state.nc.us/holocaustcouncil
919-781-2349 Linda Sher
An international program for educators at UNC Chapel Hill
208 North Columbia Street
Chapel Hill NC 27599
919-962-9264 Yan Li
Latin American Resource Center
PO Box 31971
Raleigh NC 27262
919) 870-5272 Aura Camacho Maas
NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Offers a host of weeklong seminars for teachers on various topics related to diversity.
276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723
in NC: 1-800-922-0482
ONE VISION Leadership and Diversity Training
4096 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg VA 23188
Penne@uncwil.edu in NC call 910-962-2657
www.ncwriters.org/lhof.htm The North Carolina Writers' Network Literary Hall of Fame
www.ncss.org An information resource for social studies educators.
www.unc.edu/csas/horton/ The George Moses Horton Society
fisher.osu.edu/diversity/teach.htm Offers tips for teachers working in a multicultural classrooms on how students should be treated, how our students treat teachers, and how students treat each other.
www.splcenter.org/teachingtolerance/ In response to an alarming increase in hate crime among youth, the Southern Poverty Law Center began the Teaching Tolerance project in 1991 as an extension of the Center's legal and educational efforts.
hifls.ccsf.cc.ca.us/-tolerant/- A collaborative web resource for learning and teaching how to understand, create, nurture, and find tolerance. Created by the City College of San Francisco.
www.nncc.org/Diversity/divers.rea.stereolypes.html Realities Of Stereotypes from Marilyn Lopes, Extension Specialist, Family Life Education, National Network for Child Care
www.hanksville.12hast.umass.edu/misc/Naresources.html Native culture including resources for education, music, books and video. www.maxwell.5yr.edu/nativeweb This site touches ancient teaching and modern technology.
www.webactgive.com/webactive/cgibin/wniadirsearch Comprehensive website on race and ethnicity with links to other Web sites
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ Office of Civil Rights has extensive list of publications and other resources.
www.afronet.com/WB/040497-3.html Debate about Ebonics in Oakland, CA
www.ushmm.org/education U.S. Holocaust Museum website posts questions that explore issues of prejudice and intolerance.
www.firstnations.com Forum for all Indigenous Peoples.
www.usdoj.gov/kidsliage/ Department of Justice website. Visit Hateful Acts Hurt Kids with scenarios for students at home and in school.
Print and Other Media
(various reading levels, includes teacher resources and several picture books)
Geography for Life and the African-American Experience. North Carolina Geographic Alliance. 1999.
Hurricane Floyd and the Flood of '99. North Carolina Geographic Alliance. 2001.
Something In Common Teacher's Guide and Video. UNC-TV. 2000. www.unctv.org/sic
Stem-LaRosa, Caryl, Ellen Hofheimer Bettman, and the Anti-Defamation League. Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice. Scholastic Press, 2000.
Teaching Tolerance Magazine (published semi-annually). Subscriptions free to educational institutions. Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36014
A World of Difference. Teacher/student study guide designed as a full course of study to promote reduction of prejudice. Anti-Defamation League, 230 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. (215) 735-4267
Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer. Dell, 1975. ISBN 0440961327. Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
Fritz, Jean. Brady. Puffin Books, 1987. ISBN 0140322582. A young Pennsylvania boy takes part in the pre-Civil War anti-slavery activities.
Hansen, Joyce. The Captive. Scholastic, 1994. ISBN 0590416243. Kofi's safe world is suddenly shattered by white men who have arrived from the coast, stealing his people to sell into slavery. Soon Kofi finds himself being led in chains from his African village to a cold farm in New England.
Palacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. Philomel Books, 1994. ISBN: 1880507307. Shelton Curtis, a white Union soldier, and Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier develop a deep friendship that test their courage as they try to flee capture by Southern troops.
Yates, Elizabeth. Amos Fortune, Free Man. Dutton, 1950. ISBN 0525255702. The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.
Covington, Howard E., Jr., and Marion A. Ellis, eds. The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made a Difference, 1900-2000. Levine Museum of the New South (University of North Carolina Press), 2002.
Fritz, Jean. Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994. ISBN 0399226664. Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who opposed slavery so passionately, that she decided to write novels about it, and became the most famous of a renowned family. Illustrated with photographs.
Hancock, Sibyl. Famous Firsts of Black Americans. Pelican Publishing, 1983. ISBN 0882892401. Biographies of twenty African American men and women who made notable contributions in the fields of science, politics, sports, and the arts from the 1500s to the present.
Isaacs, Sally Senzell. America in the Time of Martin Luther King Jr. (America in the Time of . . . series). Heinemann, 2000. ISBN 1575727803. Uses the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. a reference to examine the history of the United States from 1948 to 1976.
King, Wilma. Children of the Emancipation. (Picture the American Past series) Carolrhoda Books, 2000. ISBN 1575053969. Explains how the nearly four million slaves and nearly half a million free blacks gained freedom and basic rights as citizens, following Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Marzollo, Jean. My First Book of Biographies: Great Men and Women Every Child Should Know. Scholastic Cartwheel Books. 1994. Highlights the contributions in various fields of famous men and women from around the world. Includes M. L. King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and many more.
Rappaport, Doreen. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Hyperion Books for Children. 2001. ISBN 0786807148. Describes the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and the profound nature of his message to young children.
Sherman, Joan. The Black Bard of North Carolina. UNC Press, 1997. Biography of George Moses Horton.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. The Sound That Jazz Makes. Walker & Company, 2000. ISBN: 0802787207. Won the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. Traces the development of jazz music from African savannas to jazz clubs in a wonderful poem. Weatherford is from High Point, North Carolina.
-. Princeville: The 500-Year Flood. Coastal Carolina Press, 2001. ISBN 1928556329. This story offers an interesting history of this unique African American community as well as a chronicle of this catastrophe.
Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored. Republic Pictures. Rated PG. Acclaimed story unwinding at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. 1996.
Magazines & Articles
Antislavery Movement. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382404459.
Civil War Highlights. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382403053.
Civil War: Reconstruction. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382403789.
Fredrick Douglass. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382403991.
Battle of Gettysburg. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382403924.
Harriet Tubman. Cobblestone Publishing. ISBN 0382403037.
Parramore, Tom. "Old Frank Johnson-And the Day the Music Died." The State. April 1989. p. 8. Recounts the life of Frank Johnson, an African American who led a popular brass band in North Carolina in the nineteenth century.
-. "Cabin Point Fagan and the Catgut Scampers." The State. September 1988. Describes the life of African American Peter Fagan, a celebrated dance master in Virginia and North Carolina in the 1800s.