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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, A Negro Wedding, 1897, Maude Cowles, Charles Scribner's Sons.

Nearly 1,400 documents covering Southern life from the 18th to early 20th [...] »

Screencap, home page, NMAAHC

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

Garrison and Brown sketches,The life and times of Frederick Douglass 1817-1882

Frederick Douglass approached the abolition of slavery from within the confines [...] »

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Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community? Jasmine [...] »

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

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

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

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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 [...] »

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

Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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