FOR EDUCATORS

Request a copy of the 2009 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Poster for your classroom.

Using the Primary Resources associated with the African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Program
The Library of Virginia hopes that the 2009 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History project can be a part of your classroom curriculum. Each honoree’s page features a concise biography along with primary source documents and images related to each of them. These tools can be used to assist your students in sharpening their analytical skills as they learn about and interpret the lives and contributions of each honoree.

Lesson Suggestions
We have developed resources to assist educators to bring our African American Trailblazers honorees to life for your students. Each lesson is corrolated to the Virginia Standards of Learning and includes a list of activities and discussion that are drawn from the primary resources provided within these web pages.

Lesson Suggestions – Dangerfield Newby
Lesson Suggestions – Evelyn Thomas Butts

Richmond Times-Dispatch “Newspapers-in-Education” Resource:
To honor African American History Month in March, the Richmond Times–Dispatch and the Library of Virginia are partnering on a new series on African American history. The nine installments in the series will run Tuesdays and Thursday during the month of February. For more information, call (804) 649-6901 or visit the Richmond Times–Dispatch web site.