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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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Negative, Malcolm X, 1964, Marion S. Trikosko, Library of Congress

Read FBI files on and watch interviews about Malcolm X, human and African [...] »

Photo, Carolyn Reese teaches Freedom School class(2), 1964, Herbert Randall...

150 oral history interviews and 16 collections of documents address the Civil [...] »

Engraving, A Scene on the Frontiers . . . , 1812, William Charles, LoC

What role did runaway slaves and free African Americans play in the Second [...] »

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Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

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

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Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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

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

Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

What do the objects in this 1954 editorial cartoon stand for? [...] »

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