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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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Negative, Malcolm X, 1964, Marion S. Trikosko, Library of Congress

Read FBI files on and watch interviews about Malcolm X, human and African [...] »

Illustration, Boston slave riot..., 1854, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, LoC.

Delve into the complex history of slavery and the law with this collection of [...] »

Drawing, A Negro Wedding, 1897, Maude Cowles, Charles Scribner's Sons.

Nearly 1,400 documents covering Southern life from the 18th to early 20th [...] »

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Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

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

wood engraving, The African slave-trade, 1884, LOC

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build a [...] »

Receipt, for a slave named Bett from Francis Moore, June 2, 1764, NYPL

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to teach? [...] »

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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, 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. [...] »

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