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African American History Month Teaching Resources

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

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build a lesson for 4th graders around them? [...] »

Watch J. Douglas Smith discuss the Massive Resistance policy enacted by U.S. Senator, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., in 1956. [...] »

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

Anthony Pellegrino explores the history of one segregated school, and complicates his understanding of a traditional textbook narrative. [...] »

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

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to teach? [...] »

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

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

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