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African American History Month Teaching Resources

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community? Jasmine Alinder shares a success story! [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the people who lived and worked there? Educators explore the slave quarters and question what they find. [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty" and ask about approaches to presenting the lives of Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved workers. [...] »

This Constitution Day, the National Endowment for the Humanities asks, how is the Emancipation Proclamation like the U.S. Constitution? [...] »

In the struggle for women's suffrage, how did African American women represent themselves? TJ Boisseau reads an article by activist Nannie Helen Burroughs. [...] »

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

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

How do you incorporate African American history in your teaching? African American History Month is one among many opportunities. [...] »

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper differ? Historian Carla Peterson examines documents for answers. [...] »

Written primary sources only tell you so much. To learn about history that was never written down, listen to sources like these two songs. [...] »