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African American History Month Learning Resources

"Local custom" was at odds with company policy in Jackson, MS. [...] »

How the cotton gin revolutionized the use of slaves and the production of cotton in the Southern United States. [...] »

Slavery, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement—you have to teach these topics, so check out these essays to enrich your curriculum! [...] »

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern Civil Rights Movement and its antecedent movements were efforts to challenge and eliminate racism. [...] »

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been inclusive. Can you answer these questions about African American ball players? [...] »

Read the books and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, internationally famous African American writer. [...] »

African Americans and Native Americans have had a long and complex relationship, often characterized by their similar exclusion from the fruits of freedom envisioned during the American Revolution. [...] »

Learn about race in the Progressive Era through the life of Jack Johnson, the original African American Heavy Weight Champion of the World. [...] »

This site contains sources covering and reacting to the deplorable 1898 massacre in Wilmington, NC. [...] »

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »