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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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Engraving, [A man pointing to the Negro seating. . . ], 1862, A. M. French, NYPL

Meet the American men and women who traveled the South in the name of black/ [...] »

Photo, Uncle Bob Ledbetter at his granddaughter's home, October 1940, LoC

Hear the recollections of ex-slaves and freedmen in their own voices. [...] »

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

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

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Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

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

Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

How do you incorporate African American history in your teaching? African [...] »

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

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

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

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

Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

Photo, "Sweet Potato Pie," February 27, 2006, monkeycat!, Flickr

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

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