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African American History Month

February is African American History Month, and March is Women's History Month. Reading the work of African American women authors can give students a look into how these histories overlap. FIND OUT MORE »

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Illustration, Harriet Tubman leads runaways into Canada, National Geographic...

Would you have survived along the Underground Railroad? [...] »

Illustration, Guinea propia, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum.., 1743, LoC.

A chronology of African slavery, with links to other websites and useful [...] »

Pamphlet, Hell Located, Described and. . . , 1887, Caesar A. A. P. Taylor, LoC

Peruse an extensive collection of pamphlets related to African-American life [...] »

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Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

Trying to promote more productive and engaging discussions? [...] »

Photo, Singing class in a Negro school, Oct. 1941, Jack Delano, LoC

Anthony Pellegrino explores the history of one segregated school, and [...] »

In the struggle for women's suffrage, how did African American women represent [...] »

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Photo, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

Photo, "Sweet Potato Pie," February 27, 2006, monkeycat!, Flickr

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

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