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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Postcard, Elliot Home. . . , 1910, Valentine & Sons', Toronto Public Library

Slavery in Canada? Who were these people? What were their lives like? [...] »

MADAM C. J. WALKER Founder of The Madam C. J. Walker Mfg. Co.

Search over 200 prominent African American scientists. [...] »

How was the 1955–1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott covered in Montgomery? Take a [...] »

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Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

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

Photo, Students analyzing the Declaration of Independence. CHNM

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

Video screencap, 31 July 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Photo, Civil Rights March on Washington, DC , 1963, NARA

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

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