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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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State of South Carolina, $50, March 2, 1872, UNC

Learn about southern culture through the images on Confederate currency. [...] »

Photograph, Gustevas Roberts, rear, 1957, Jimmy Dumbell, Charlotte Observer

Examine the events which led to and the aftermath of Brown v. Board of [...] »

B&W photo, 1963, Woolworth's Storefront with Protestors, commons

"Local custom" was at odds with company policy in Jackson, MS. [...] »

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Watch J. Douglas Smith discuss the Massive Resistance policy enacted by U.S. [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »

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

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Photo, jacob lawrence notebook, September 21, 2010, jimmiehomeschoolmom, Flickr

What can artistic renderings tell us about the Great Migration? [...] »

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

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

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

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