African American History Month
February is African American History Month. Recognize the major historical figures and the everyday men, women, and children who made history.
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 »
Find primary sources for the month
Immerse yourself in the historical struggle for the African American vote in [...] »
Explore slavery in America from nine thematic perspectives. [...] »
What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens of [...] »
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Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »
Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union [...] »
Put your knowledge to the test!
People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »
These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »