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Lesson: Black Press Newspaper Coverage of the Holocaust (History Unfolded)


By completing this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of the Black Press and the conditions in the United States that shaped opinion and reporting in the Black press related to Americans’ responses to the Holocaust. Students will analyze primary sources and identify concerns Black Americans had in the 1930s and 1940s.

Grade level: Adaptable for grades 7–12
Subject: Multidisciplinary
Time required: Approximately 120 minutes (extensions available)

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