MAAP is a treasure trove of educational resources, full of lessons and maps for teachers exploring African American History. The website is a geographic learning environment, enabling students and visitors to browse locations in New York and read profiles of historical African Americans and events associated with these locations. The site is enhanced with film and music clips; photographs, documents, and maps from Columbia University’s libraries; and commentary.

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piano manSpeaking of jazz…We’re PAYING IT FORWARD for our good friend Sam Fuller. It’s Frito-Lay’s Celebrate Black History month contest time. We encourage you to vote for Sam’s piece PIANO MAN (pictured) EVERY day this week, PLEASE. Sam is a good friend and an amazing artist who draws non-stop. We would love to see him get into the judging round to win. Thank you in advance for helping us to get Sam into the finals! (You will need to register once but it’s easy and will take only a minute.) THANK YOU!!!