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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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Engraving, Rendition of Anthony Burns, 1854, The Granger Collection.

Trace the history of Africans in America through Reconstruction, with 245 [...] »

Screencap, home page, NMAAHC

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens of [...] »

Photograph, West Main Street Cville, March 17, 1913, Holsinger's Cville, 1st ed.

Discover connections between race and place in this archive documenting the [...] »

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Video screencap, 31 July 2012

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper differ [...] »

Photo, Frederick Douglass, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Use autobiographies to deconstruct views of slavery and historical heroes. [...] »

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

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

Photo, DSCN0681, joelogon, Oct. 1, 2011, Flickr

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place [...] »

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

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

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