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February is African American History Month

by on January 30, 2014


In celebration, the National Archives has teamed up with other federal agencies and cultural institutions to provide digital content, including resources for teachers.

Along with the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society on www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov. The site includes teaching resources, exhibits and collections, images, audio and video, and a list of upcoming events.

Specifically for teachers, we share several online learning activities from our DocsTeach site:

Do you know what this document is? A famous person and event are revealed in the DocsTeach activity that features it.

Many related primary sources can be found on DocsTeach as well.

The National Archives also highlights:

Our partner organizations share valuable resources too, like Legends of Tuskegee from the National Park Service and Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project from the Library of Congress.

You can find these resources and more at www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.


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