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An American Success Story:
The Pope House of Raleigh, NC --
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By studying An American Success Story: The Pope House of Raleigh, NC students meet Dr. Manassa T. Pope, an African-American doctor and entrepreneur in the early 20th century, and learn about his efforts to gain civil rights well before the modern Civil Rights Movement. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

The Pope House (City of Raleigh)
Visit the Pope House website for more information about the history of the house and the Pope family, at the Raleigh, North Carolina Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources online resource.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress' American Memory website offers a wide variety of resources about African-American history.

National Park Service Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary, We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement provides information on many places (in states across the U.S.) listed in the National Register of Historic Places for their association with the modern Civil Rights Movement. The travel itinerary Raleigh: A Capital City provides information on various National Register sites throughout Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, including the Dr. M.T. Pope House.

Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the U.S.
In 1998, Congress authorized the National Park Service to prepare a National Historic Landmarks Theme Study on the history of racial desegregation in public education. The purpose of the study is to identify historic places that best exemplify and illustrate the historical movement to provide for a racially nondiscriminatory education. This movement is defined and shaped by constitutional law that first authorized public school segregation and later authorized desegregation. Properties identified in this theme study are associated with events that both led to and followed these judicial decisions.

African-American material culture
The Online Academy at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture contains artifacts and information on the role material culture plays in helping us to better understand the African-American historical and cultural experience.

Association of African American Museums
This organizational site provides a centralized list of various African-American museums throughout the country.

American Radio Works-–Remembering Jim Crow
Remembering Jim Crow is an online documentary glimpse at the system of Jim Crow explored through text, pictures, audio clips and slide shows. Sponsored by American Radio Works, the web site features personal accounts offering different perspectives on how the system of Jim Crow affected individuals throughout the country. The site also offers a sampling of Jim Crow laws, with a particular section addressing those specifically related to education.


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