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

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

ook cover, Candle-Lightin' Time,  Paul Laurence Dunbar, Women Working, 1800-1930

Read the books and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, internationally famous [...] »

Postcard, Elliot Home. . . , 1910, Valentine & Sons', Toronto Public Library

Slavery in Canada? Who were these people? What were their lives like? [...] »

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Receipt, for a slave named Bett from Francis Moore, June 2, 1764, NYPL

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to teach? [...] »

Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

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

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Put your knowledge to the test!

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

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

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

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

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

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