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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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Photo, Harriet Tubman Sculpture, March 21, 2008, Paul Lowry, Flickr

The 46 first-person accounts on this website effectively chronicle slavery in [...] »

World War I African-American draftees into U.S. Army in front of Hall of Records

Follow the formation of the African American community in the city of Hartford [...] »

Photo. Doctor visiting patient in Negro hospital. Chicago, Illinois. LOC

What was health care like during segregation? [...] »

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Poster, Men of Color To Arms!, c.1900s, Gilder Lehrman Collection

How to identify the author, audience, date, and message of historical posters. [...] »

Photo, Negro going in colored entrance of movie house, 1939

Watch 4th-graders analyze cartoons about Virginia and Brown v. Board of [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

Examine the role of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps during [...] »

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Put your knowledge to the test!

Photo, DSCN0681, joelogon, Oct. 1, 2011, Flickr

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »

Photo, "Peace Plaza. . . ," 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr Commons, cc

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK. [...] »

Photo, Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, […] William P. Gottlieb, Library of Congress

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced hundreds [...] »

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