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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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Drawing, European Fort in Western Africa, The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Lif

Slavery in colonial America was not an exclusively Southern institution. [...] »

Photo, Harriet Tubman Sculpture, March 21, 2008, Paul Lowry, Flickr

The 46 first-person accounts on this website effectively chronicle slavery in [...] »

Mural, Frederick Douglass appealing to President Lincoln, 1943, LoC

What was life like in abolitionist Frederick Douglass's home in Washington, DC [...] »

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Photo, . . .  a Cherokee Indian 'squaw' and her 'papoose, 1939, TN Archives

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial [...] »

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union [...] »

Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

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Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

What do the objects in this 1954 editorial cartoon stand for? [...] »

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

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

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

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

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