The George Washington Farewell Project 

National Resources 

 

History of the United States 

 

Systemic Racism 

 

Interviews and speeches 

James Baldwin has an open discussion of racial prejudice, civil rights activism and policing. Date aired - 5/16/1969

  • ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass

This is the perfect time to read the entirety of Frederick Douglass’s famous speech, and not merely because of the date on the calendar. By Dave ZirinTwitter

 

Slavery 

Tubman used “Wade in the Water” to tell slaves to get into the water to avoid being seen and make it through. This is an example of a map song, where directions are coded into the lyrics.

Words and music by Woody Guthrie 

Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”

“I don’t know if our democracy could stand  another four years of his custodianship.”

https://open.spotify.com/track/1CTex49P0iWwzUGsMNjgaV