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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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Drawing, European Fort in Western Africa, The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Lif

Slavery in colonial America was not an exclusively Southern institution. [...] »

Letter from Samson Ceasar to Henry F. Westfall, 1834, Liberian. . . site

What was life like for freed slaves returned to Africa? Read letters to former [...] »

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

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

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Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

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

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

Photo, Frederick Douglass, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Use autobiographies to deconstruct views of slavery and historical heroes. [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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

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