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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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Video still, The University of Michigan, University of Michigan.

Meet 13 African American women and the Ann Arbor communities in which they grew [...] »

Illustration, Who dat say chicken in dis crowd.., 1898, A.A.C., LoC.

View 1,300 pieces of sheet music composed by and about African Americans. [...] »

Illustration, Harriet Tubman leads runaways into Canada, National Geographic...

Would you have survived along the Underground Railroad? [...] »

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Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

Examine the role of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps during [...] »

Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

Trying to promote more productive and engaging discussions? [...] »

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 [...] »

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Put your knowledge to the test!

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

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

Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

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

Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

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