Classroom Resource: The Abolitionist Map of America

abolitionists_film_large_thumb_2Explore the story of this anti-slavery movement through American Experience’s Abolitionist Map of America. This interactive map allows users to pin archival images, documents, and videos related to abolition in America.  Primary source materials and related media have been contributed by museums, historical societies and PBS stations.  For educators, this map is an exciting resource for teaching place-based history, primary source analysis, local history and other social studies topics all while engaging students in technology. Classrooms can do their own original research and contribute content as well.

Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.  The Abolitionists is a 3 hour film presented by American Experience that will premiere January 8th at 9pm on WGBY.

Start exploring now at The Abolitionist Map of America.   To learn more about contributing resources, check out this easy to follow How-To Guide for Educators.  

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