Columbia Unveils New Multimedia Web Site on Black History

State legislatures across the United States are now requiring public schools to integrate African-American history into their regular curricula.

Columbia University’s Center for Contemporary Black History recently debuted a new multimedia Web site that enables K-12 teachers from across America to access and download photographs, maps, images of documents, audio and video clips, and other teaching tools for use in the classroom.

The Amistad Digital Resource is available free of charge. The Web site is divided into 14 key areas including Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Black Arts Movement, voting rights, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the school desegregation effort.

To access this digital resource, click here.