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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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How was the community support for and operation of Southern African American [...] »

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

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

Photo, Carolyn Reese teaches Freedom School class(2), 1964, Herbert Randall...

150 oral history interviews and 16 collections of documents address the Civil [...] »

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

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

In the struggle for women's suffrage, how did African American women represent [...] »

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

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Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK. [...] »

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

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

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