2017 National History Day: Taking a Stand in History
Topics and Resources for NHD 2017:
Donaldina Cameron: Presbyterian missionary in San Francisco’s Chinatown. She stood up to the tongs (gangs) in San Francisco’s Chinatown, rescuing thousands of immigrant Chinese women and girls from slavery.
- “Lo Mo: The Beloved Mother of Chinatown,” PHS blog post, March 16, 2006
- Guide to the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of National Missions Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare Records (RG 301.8) (collection at PHS)
- Guide to the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Support Agency Photographs (RG 303) (collection at PHS)
- Digitized photographs of Donaldina Cameron and the Donaldina Cameron House on Pearl
- Mildred Crowl Martin, Chinatown's Angry Angel: The Story of Donaldina Cameron (book at PHS, HQ 316 .S4 M37 1977)
- Carol Green Wilson, Chinatown Quest: The Life Adventures of Donaldina Cameron (book at PHS, HQ 316 .S4 W5 1931; at the Free Library, B C1441)
- Cameron House Website
Jan Hus: Czech priest and early religious reformer. He was excommunicated and then burned at the stake for his criticism of corruption in the Roman Catholic Church.
- “Remembering Jan Hus,” PHS blog post, July 14, 2015
- “The Jan Hus Gavel,” PHS blog post, Oct. 12, 2015
- Jan Hus, Letters of John Huss, Written during his Exile and Imprisonment (book at PHS, BX 4917 .A313 1846; ebook at HathiTrust)
- E.H. Gillette, The Life and Times of John Huss (book at PHS, BX 4617 .G4 1864; ebook at HathiTrust)
- Julia McNair Wright, John Huss (book at PHS, BX 4917 .W45, 1870)
- Matthew Spinka, John Hus, a Biography (book at the Free Library, B H951SP)
Maggie Kuhn: American activist for social and economic justice, global peace, integration, urban renewal, and mental health awareness. In 1970, at the age of 65, she founded the Gray Panthers, an organization advocating for the rights of senior citizens.
- Guide to the Maggie Kuhn Papers (RG 475) (collection at PHS)
- Video on Pearl, "Celebrating the Year of the Older Person," 1983
- Digitized images of Maggie Kuhn on Pearl
- Maggie Kuhn, No Stone Unturned: The Life and Times of Maggie Kuhn (book at PHS, Poethig HV 28.K77 A3 1991; at the Free Library, 361.924 K955N)
- Dieter Hessel, Maggie Kuhn on Aging: A Dialogue (book at PHS, HQ 1064.U5 H47)
- Roger Sanjek, Gray Panthers (book at the Free Library, 305.2609 SA58G)
- Guide to the Gray Panthers Records (collection at Temple University Special Collections Research Center)
Elijah Parish Lovejoy: Abolitionist and publisher of the anti-slavery newspapers, the St. Louis Observer and the Alton Observer. He was killed and his printing press destroyed by a pro-slavery mob in 1837.
- “Elijah Parish Lovejoy,” PHS “Honored Names” webpage
- Digitized images related to Elijah Parish Lovejoy on Pearl
- Joseph C. Lovejoy and Owen Lovejoy, Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy; who was murdered in defence of the liberty of the press… (book at PHS, F 549 .A4 L7 1838; ebook at Internet Archive)
- Melvin Jameson, Elijah Parish Lovejoy as a Christian (book at PHS, E 449 .L889 1910; ebook at HathiTrust)
- Henry Tanner, History of the Rise and Progress of the Alton Riots… (book at PHS, Pam F 549 .A4 T18 1878; ebook at HathiTrust)
- Paul Simon, Freedom's champion--Elijah Lovejoy (ebook available through Free Library of Philadelphia)
William Henry Sheppard: First African-American Presbyterian missionary to the Congo. He raised awareness of atrocities committed by Belgian colonizers and fought for better working conditions for Congolese rubber workers.
- Guide to the William H. Sheppard Papers (RG 457) (collection at PHS)
- Digitized items related to William Sheppard on Pearl
- William H. Sheppard Missionary Personnel File, RG 360 (at PHS)
- Guide to the American Presbyterian Congo Mission Records (RG 432) (collection at PHS)
- William H. Sheppard, Pioneers in Congo (book at PHS, BV 3625 .K6 S4 1917; ebook at Internet Archive)
- Pagan Kennedy, Black Livingstone, 2003 (book at PHS, BV 3625.C63 S544 2003; at the Free Library, 266.5109 SH49K)
- William Phipps, The Sheppards and Lapsley : Pioneer Presbyterians in the Congo (book at PHS, BV 3625 .C62 P5 1991)
- Stanley Shaloff, "Presbyterians and Belgian Congo Exploitations: The Compagnie du Kasai v. Morrison and Sheppard," Journal of Presbyterian History, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Spring 1969)