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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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Screencap, index page, After Slavery

Does your textbook make Reconstruction sound simple? Explore the real pain and [...] »

Pamphlet, Hell Located, Described and. . . , 1887, Caesar A. A. P. Taylor, LoC

Peruse an extensive collection of pamphlets related to African-American life [...] »

Photograph, Garvey in custody of U.S. marshals en route..., 1925, UCLA.

Presents the life and work of black activist Marcus Garvey, leader of the [...] »

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Photo, Negro going in colored entrance of movie house, 1939

Watch 4th-graders analyze cartoons about Virginia and Brown v. Board of [...] »

Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

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

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Put your knowledge to the test!

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

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

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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