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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, Dox Thrash Signing an Impression..., June 26 1941, J. Rolland, FWA:WPA.

View depictions of African American life by artist Dox Thrash. [...] »

Negative, Malcolm X, 1964, Marion S. Trikosko, Library of Congress

Read FBI files on and watch interviews about Malcolm X, human and African [...] »

Screencap, index page, After Slavery

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

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Poster, Men of Color To Arms!, c.1900s, Gilder Lehrman Collection

How to identify the author, audience, date, and message of historical posters. [...] »

Photo, WAVE Apprentice Seaman Frances Bates, 1945, NARA

How do you incorporate African American history in your teaching? African [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

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

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Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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

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

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

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