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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, Civil rights march on Washington, DC, 1963, Marian S. Trikosko, LoC

Access the human stories of the civil rights movement. [...] »

Engraving, [A man pointing to the Negro seating. . . ], 1862, A. M. French, NYPL

Meet the American men and women who traveled the South in the name of black/ [...] »

Photo, African American baseball players, c.1899-1900, Library of Congress

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

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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 [...] »

photographic print, Shirley Chisholm, head-and-shoulders portrait, 1965 November

How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the [...] »

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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 [...] »

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

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

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

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