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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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ook cover, Candle-Lightin' Time,  Paul Laurence Dunbar, Women Working, 1800-1930

Read the books and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, internationally famous [...] »

Photos. Portraits of inductees.

Meet 30 influential African Americans who contributed across a wide variety of [...] »

Photograph, Gustevas Roberts, rear, Sept. 4, 1957, Dumbell, Charlotte Observor

Explore Brown v. Board of Education through interactive activities and personal [...] »

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Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

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

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

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

Examine the role of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps during [...] »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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