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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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Garrison and Brown sketches,The life and times of Frederick Douglass 1817-1882

Frederick Douglass approached the abolition of slavery from within the confines [...] »

Cartoon, Colored Scholars Excluded from Schools, 1839, Anti-Slavery Almanac.

Compare perspectives on educational desegregation. How did it affect the [...] »

Photo, Carolyn Reese teaches Freedom School class(2), 1964, Herbert Randall...

150 oral history interviews and 16 collections of documents address the Civil [...] »

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Poster, Men of Color To Arms!, c.1900s, Gilder Lehrman Collection

How to identify the author, audience, date, and message of historical posters. [...] »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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