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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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Postcard, Spectators at the lynching., May 16, 1916, J. Allen and J. Littlefield

An assemblage of more than 80 photographs and postcards of lynchings, from the [...] »

Illustration, A Slave Father Sold Away From His Family., 1859, Carlton.., LoC.

A comprehensive guide consisting of over 240 primary source items detailing [...] »

Engraving, Rendition of Anthony Burns, 1854, The Granger Collection.

Trace the history of Africans in America through Reconstruction, with 245 [...] »

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In the struggle for women's suffrage, how did African American women represent [...] »

photographic print, Shirley Chisholm, head-and-shoulders portrait, 1965 November

How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the [...] »

Photo, Negro going in colored entrance of movie house, 1939

Watch 4th-graders analyze cartoons about Virginia and Brown v. Board of [...] »

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

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

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

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

Photo, Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, […] William P. Gottlieb, Library of Congress

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced hundreds [...] »

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