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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, Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., 1963, NARA

Hear 12 renowned speeches by African Americans, including Marcus Garvey's only [...] »

Oil, Olaudah Equiano or Ottobah Cugoano, 18th century, The Atlantic. . .

An extensive glimpse into slave life and the history of slavery in the United [...] »

Photograph, In Memory..1908-2002 Lionel Hampton, University of Idaho.

Jazz musician Lionel Hampton and the University of Idaho shared a rich [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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Photo, . . .  a Cherokee Indian 'squaw' and her 'papoose, 1939, TN Archives

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial [...] »

Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community? Jasmine [...] »

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!

Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

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

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

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

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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