Complimentary Copies of Black Americans in Congress for Teachers
Black Americans in Congress
The Office of History and Preservation (OHP) announces the publication of Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007 and the corresponding website, http://baic.house.gov. The publication and website contain biographical profiles on each of the 121 African Americans to serve in Congress from Senator Hiram Revels of Mississippi and Representative Joseph Rainey of South Carolina in 1870, through the end of the first session of the 110th Congress. The website has additional features such as lesson plans and classroom activities based on artifacts and photographs pertaining to African-American history. In an effort to make the publication Black Americans in Congress more accessible to students, OHP will provide a complimentary copy of the book to educators for classroom use, subject to availability. Interested teachers should complete and return the form on the educational resources page of the Black Americans in Congress website (http://baic.house.gov/education/) to OHP.
Additional books in this series include Women in Congress, 1917–2006, published by OHP in March 2007. For more information about this and other House history projects, contact the Office of History and Preservation at (202) 226-1300 or visit http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/index.html.
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