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HeinOnline in the Classroom: Letter from Birmingham City Jail

In this month’s HeinOnline in the Classroom we focus on a particular historical document from HeinOnline’s collection: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail.” Keep reading for more about King’s letter, and for two activities that you can use in your classroom.

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Education & Empowerment: The History of HBCUs

Prior to the Civil War, African Americans weren’t allowed to receive an education. The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the enslaved according to legislation, but truly, African Americans couldn’t achieve equality without education. And that’s where HBCUs came into play.

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Banned Books Week: Protecting the Right to Read

This week marks Banned Books Week, celebrated annually at the end of September to honor our freedom to read and the importance of free access to information, whether or not we personally agree with it. Join us as we explore the history of banned books.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Education in America

A look at the evolution of education throughout American history. Featuring colonial education, education reform and Horace Mann, education and psychology, and recent developments.

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Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court determined racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. Continue reading to discover more about the case and check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S.