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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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Document. Slave Inventory Sheets: Ship from Goree

Consider assigning contextual reports on the lives of individual slaves. [...] »

Photo, Dox Thrash Signing an Impression..., June 26 1941, J. Rolland, FWA:WPA.

View depictions of African American life by artist Dox Thrash. [...] »

Album Cover, Shake For Me by The Manish Boys

Interested in jazz, hip hop, blues, doo-wop, spirituals, or rock? Explore [...] »

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

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

Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

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

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of [...] »

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

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

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

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

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