While Progressive leaders showed their distrust of power in their dealings with large corporations at home, they still grasped the growing need for an aggressive national stance in world relations. (32 min.)
During the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, America was witness to so many political, corporate, and social reforms that the period came to be known as the Progressive Era. (31 min.)
An online exhibit created by the University of Virginia Library that discusses the role of folk music in American society. Includes digitized copies of historic documents from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including sheet music for "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Collects one hundred essays by artists, educators, politicians, and activists reflecting on their personal experiences with the song. Also features photos from historical archives. Includes contributors from John Hope Franklin, Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou, Norman Lear, Maxine Waters, and Percy Sutton.
Watch a video recreation of the original illustrated song slide program (with some additional slide elements from the same era) that was shown to the public in 1908, along with an early recording of Take Me Out to the Ballgame performed by Edward Meeker.
This book tells the story of the Jubilee Singers, a group from Fisk University that toured the United States and abroad bringing slave spirituals to the attention of a wide audience. Illustrated with archival prints and photographs and includes the words and music to seven songs.