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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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Drawing, The voodoo dance, The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Secondary and primary sources describe 13 African American migration [...] »

Photo, the Interior, African American Schoolhouse, early 1900s, Teaching...

Local history teaches about slavery, emancipation, and freedom in Northern [...] »

Uncle Toms Cabin, 1852, inside cover

Research early African American historical and literary works. [...] »

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Photo, Frederick Douglass, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Use autobiographies to deconstruct views of slavery and historical heroes. [...] »

Photo, Negro going in colored entrance of movie house, 1939

Watch 4th-graders analyze cartoons about Virginia and Brown v. Board of [...] »

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union [...] »

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

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

Photo, "Peace Plaza. . . ," 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr Commons, cc

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

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

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

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