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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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Illustration, Guinea propia, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum.., 1743, LoC.

A chronology of African slavery, with links to other websites and useful [...] »

Letter from Samson Ceasar to Henry F. Westfall, 1834, Liberian. . . site

What was life like for freed slaves returned to Africa? Read letters to former [...] »

Illustration, Who dat say chicken in dis crowd.., 1898, A.A.C., LoC.

View 1,300 pieces of sheet music composed by and about African Americans. [...] »

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Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

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

Watch J. Douglas Smith discuss the Massive Resistance policy enacted by U.S. [...] »

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

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

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Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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

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

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

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

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