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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Screenshot, Flash home page, Jacob Lawrence Over the Line

Experience selected artworks by African American artist Jacob Lawrence while [...] »

Photo, Gun and Tarantino, February 12, 2006, Sir Mildred Pierce, Flickr

Do you think armed resistance is a justifiable reaction to racism? Explore Rob [...] »

Photo, Zora Neale Hurston and three boys in Eatonville, Florida, June 1935, LoC

Read 10 unpublished Hurston plays based on her anthropological studies of the U [...] »

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Photo, Singing class in a Negro school, Oct. 1941, Jack Delano, LoC

Anthony Pellegrino explores the history of one segregated school, and [...] »

Portrait of Bill Tatnall playing the guitar during a 1935 recording expedition

Written primary sources only tell you so much. To learn about history that was [...] »

Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

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

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Quizzes

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

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

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

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