Freedom Train

From July 1st through November 1st, the Rosenbach will feature Freedom Train 1947-1949, an exhibition on the history of the Freedom Train that toured the continuous 48 states in the post-war years. The topics of freedom, liberty, and citizenship are still being discussed today. To celebrate the exhibition and these ongoing conversations, here a listing of different books and sources on freedom. For more information about the Freedom Train exhibit, visit the Rosenbach at www.rosenbach.org.

Freedom Train

Links

  • American Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights Timeline
    This timeline was prepared for NHD Philly!, the regional National History Day program for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a collaboration of more than thirty history and community-based organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. The participating partners represent some of the most significant history collections and programs in the United States, as well as the region's extensive community of education and heritage tourism enterprises.
  • Ben’s Guide to the US Government
    Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
  • National Constitution Center
    The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition.
  • National Parks Center – Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.
  • The Rosenbach Museum & Library
    The Freedom Train exhibition will be on display from Friday, July 1, 2016 - Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Visit the Rosenbach to learn more about this historical traveling show.
  • The Story of America’s Freedom Trains
    In-depth history and information about America’s Freedom Trains.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
    The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit is the perfect resource to help organizations begin or enhance a collection or program for New Americans. The Toolkit contains immigration and civics publications, handbooks, multimedia tools, and a quick start guide with ideas for use.

Freedom Train - Adults by explore

Supplemental adult reading suggestions for the Rosenbach's Freedom Train exhibition, running July 1st, 2016 through November 1st, 2016.

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Freedom Train - Teens (7 items)

Supplemental teen reading suggestions for the Rosenbach's Freedom Train exhibition, running July 1st, 2016 through November 1st, 2016.

Freedom Train - Children (9 items)

Supplemental children's reading suggestions for the Rosenbach's Freedom Train exhibition, running July 1st, 2016 through November 1st, 2016.