For over 150 years this story remained untold. “The Story of Pélagie” app was created to bring a face to the many brave African American women who remain faceless in the history books, and whose lives made a real difference in America.
The app provides teachers with a tangible tool so users can move chronologically through the story, jump to a certain subject, or scroll through the timeline to a particular period. Here are just a few ways the app can engage and enliven history, making history relevant to students’ lives today:
– Define the word “freedom” then and now
– Analyze a court case
– Identify negative stereotypes and how to dispel them
– Study an important period in American history
– Listen to Pélagie’s present-day descendants
Once downloaded the app requires a short initial network connection (cellular or Wi-Fi) for content download. From that moment on, the app works 100% offline.
The house where Pélagie and her family lived still stands today.
Located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, a town with one of the largest collections of French colonial architecture, the Amoureux House was built in 1792 and is a present-day museum open to the public.
For questions regarding group tours or to schedule a tour, please call 573-880-7189 or email us at STGE_Visitor_Info@nps.gov. Additional educational materials can be found on the corresponding website www.Amhouse.org.