The New York Times’ 1619 Project has probably become the “go-to” resource for teaching about slavery in America, and USEFUL RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRINGING ENSLAVED AFRICANS TO AMERICA is filled with related resources.
The ACLU of Northern California has now developed a fabulous resource that would be a great companion to the 1619 Project for any class in our state.
Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California has a ton of resources. Here is how they describe the site:
The mission of Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California is to expose and explore chapters of California history that will come as a surprise, if not outright shock, to many people. In the process, we aim to lift up the voices of courageous African American and Native American individuals who challenged their brutal treatment and demanded their civil rights, inspiring us with their ingenuity, resilience, and tenacity.
We seek to expose the role of the courts, laws, and the tacit acceptance of white supremacy in sanctioning race-based violence and discrimination that continues into the present day. Through an unflinching examination of our collective past, we invite California to become truly aware and authentically enlightened.
You might also be interested in California’s Forgotten Slave History from The L.A. Times.