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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 [...] »

Photograph, West Main Street Cville, March 17, 1913, Holsinger's Cville, 1st ed.

Discover connections between race and place in this archive documenting the [...] »

Postcard, Spectators at the lynching., May 16, 1916, J. Allen and J. Littlefield

An assemblage of more than 80 photographs and postcards of lynchings, from the [...] »

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

Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community? Jasmine [...] »

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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Put your knowledge to the test!

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

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

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

Cartoon, Now What?, 1954, Fred Seibel

What do the objects in this 1954 editorial cartoon stand for? [...] »

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