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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, Slavery Museum, August 31, 2009, timbrauhn, Flickr

Explore American slavery through this website's 33 primary source documents. [...] »

Image, African-Americans--Biography, Autobiography and History, 2008, Avalon.

Read a selection of the world's greatest speeches by prominent African American [...] »

Illustration, Guinea propia, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum.., 1743, LoC.

A chronology of African slavery, with links to other websites and useful [...] »

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Photo, . . .  a Cherokee Indian 'squaw' and her 'papoose, 1939, TN Archives

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

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

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of [...] »

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

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

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

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