Resources for Teaching and Learning Black History

The Newberry's Digital Collections for the Classroom provide access to primary sources that help teachers, students, and lifelong learners think historically and make connections between the past and present.

The digital collections below explore African American history and include high-res images, contextual essays, and discussion questions.

The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Urban North

Chicago and the Great Migration

Lifting as We Climb: African American Women's Clubs in Progressive Era Chicago

African Americans in the Midwest