Today April 4th marks the anniversary of the death of two important leaders in the fight for black freedom--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Read little-known history about MLK’s pressure on JFK to issue a “2nd Emancipation Proclamation” on page 102 of Emancipation Proclamation “Forever Free”  https://www.umiblackhistory.com    Photo by Paul Schutzer, Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images

Today April 4th marks the anniversary of the death of two important leaders in the fight for black freedom--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Read little-known history about MLK’s pressure on JFK to issue a “2nd Emancipation Proclamation” on page 102 of Emancipation Proclamation “Forever Free” https://www.umiblackhistory.com Photo by Paul Schutzer, Time & Life Pictures/ Getty Images

My dad was there, after 2 years in New Guinea, and he said upon hearing this news, " Boy we were relieved! " American troops stationed in the Philippines celebrate the Japanese surrender, 1945

My dad was there, after 2 years in New Guinea, and he said upon hearing this news, " Boy we were relieved! " American troops stationed in the Philippines celebrate the Japanese surrender, 1945

1966 | Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (center) moves to try and comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight during the Vietnam War. Now regarded as one of the handful of utterly indispensable images from the war. Life.com. Larry Burrows.

1966 | Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie (center) moves to try and comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight during the Vietnam War. Now regarded as one of the handful of utterly indispensable images from the war. Life.com. Larry Burrows.

The Falling Soldier - Federico Correll Garcia, shot by Robert Capa, Spanish Civil War, 1936.

The Falling Soldier - Federico Correll Garcia, shot by Robert Capa, Spanish Civil War, 1936.

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents for ELA and HISTORY Teachers: Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents for ELA and HISTORY Teachers: Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.

senator john kennedy and his bride, jacqueline bouvier kennedy, smile during their wedding reception. september 12, 1953, in newport, rhode island.

senator john kennedy and his bride, jacqueline bouvier kennedy, smile during their wedding reception. september 12, 1953, in newport, rhode island.

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