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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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Print, Haverly's genuine Colored minstrels, c. 1878, New York Public Library

Explore slavery in America from nine thematic perspectives. [...] »

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

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

Image, Map of Life of BARNABY, The Geography of Slavery.

Provides transcriptions and images of more than 4,000 newspaper advertisements [...] »

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Photo, Frederick Douglass, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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

Print, Watch meeting, Dec. 31, 1862, c1863, Heard & Moseley, LoC

This Constitution Day, the National Endowment for the Humanities asks, how is [...] »

Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

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

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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 [...] »

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

Photo, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

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