I have no idea how I’m going to keep my job. The internet keeps offering these incredible websites that beg for hours of exploration.
The American Historical Association blog highlighted the Forum Network website the other day and it is mind-blowing. It’s a collaboration between PBS and NPR to offer free audio and video lectures on hundreds of topics.
They have 129 lectures in the African American culture series alone. One series, “Slavery and the Making of America” offers the following lectures, among many others:
- “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property”
- “Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom”
- “Robert Smalls: Yearning to Breathe Free”
- “Clinging to Mammy: Our Relationship to Slavery”
- “Complicity: How the North Profited from Slavery”
- “Modern Slavery: MIT-BBC Symposium”
It doesn’t end there. There’s a series of lectures on the Civil War, Native Americans, the Civil Rights Movement, Ken Burns Jazz, and Abolition—all kinds of stuff. Not just history, there’s science and culture and most any other topic you can think of.
All you need to do is sign up for a free username and password and you’re ready to go. I am in heaven!!!!! Thanks again to the American Historical Association. There are simply not enough hours in the day.