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

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

Image, Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley.., 1938-43, 2001, LoC

Listen to African American Blues from the Fort Valley Music Festivals of 1938- [...] »

Painting, W. Campbell (The Aviator), 1944, B. G. Reyneau, National Portrait Gal.

A collection of 20 portraits by African American artists from the Harmon [...] »

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Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

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

Portrait of Bill Tatnall playing the guitar during a 1935 recording expedition

Written primary sources only tell you so much. To learn about history that was [...] »

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

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

Photo, "Sweet Potato Pie," February 27, 2006, monkeycat!, Flickr

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

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