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Learn more at About: Classroom Materials.
Looking for lessons from the previous version of DCC? These are now available as Classroom Materials: Collection Essays
Seeing Race Before Race: A Closer Look
Explore the roots of racism from the Middle Ages to 1800 in this companion to the Newberry exhibition Seeing Race Before Race.
Images: Bureau of India Affairs relocation materials (circa 1955) from Riots and Protest: Chicago’s Legacy of Conflict; Venice map (1676) from Crossing Borders Across Venetian, Habsburg and Ottoman Empires; Le miroir de humaine saluation (1455) from Wives & Wenches, Sinners & Saints…; Pullman employee service record (mid-20th century) from Jazz, Chicago & the Great Migration; Romeo & Juliet sheet music (1905) from Shakespeare in the 19th-Century U.S.