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3 videos to watch for Black History Month from PBS Wisconsin Education

January 26, 2024 Marci Glaus Leave a Comment

PBS Wisconsin Education creates high-quality, free-to-use, Wisconsin-focused educational media. We serve adults and learners in classrooms, libraries, virtual environments and neighborhoods, and are excited to highlight some of our educational media during Black History Month, and beyond.

Marcya Daneille | Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin

Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin is a collection of educational media resources for general music programs, and is a collaboration with Wisconsin School Music Association. In the collection, Marcya Daneille describes herself as a “classically-trained, jazz-influenced and soul-inspired” singer. She talks about the influences in music history leading to what many of us know as jazz. She also delves into the music history of her family leading up to her career as a jazz vocalist based in Milwaukee.

Vel Phillips & James Groppi: The Fight for Fair Housing | Wisconsin Biographies

Wisconsin Biographies is our collection of media resources to enrich social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of notable people in Wisconsin history.

Vel Phillips & James Groppi: The Fight for Fair Housing shows how Vel Phillips and Father James Groppi did not back down in the face of housing discrimination. They organized and worked with African Americans both in the streets and through the city council to obtain equal rights under the law.

Joshua Glover: The End of Slavery | Wisconsin Biographies

Joshua Glover: The End of Slavery reveals how Glover fled slavery in St. Louis, Missouri, only to be recaptured in Wisconsin. Defying the Fugitive Slave Act, abolitionists including Sherman Booth aided Glover in his journey via the Underground Railroad. Learn how these actions were part of a chain of events that led to the formation of the Republican Party and the Emancipation Proclamation.

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