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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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Photo. Doctor visiting patient in Negro hospital. Chicago, Illinois. LOC

What was health care like during segregation? [...] »

Daguerreotype, Ceasar, A Slave, 1851, The New-York Society Library Gift...

Nine galleries explore the history of slavery in New York City. [...] »

Image, African-Americans--Biography, Autobiography and History, 2008, Avalon.

Read a selection of the world's greatest speeches by prominent African American [...] »

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wood engraving, The African slave-trade, 1884, LOC

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build a [...] »

Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

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

Print, Watch meeting, Dec. 31, 1862, c1863, Heard & Moseley, LoC

This Constitution Day, the National Endowment for the Humanities asks, how is [...] »

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

Photo, Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, […] William P. Gottlieb, Library of Congress

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced hundreds [...] »

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

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

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