February is African American History Month

Posted: April 15, 2014 in History

February is African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

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Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The Network to Freedom coordinates preservation and education efforts nationwide and integrates local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into a mosaic of community, regional, and national stories.

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A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The black and white photographs in this exhibition, drawn from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, portray the entire day of the march from multiple viewpoints as experienced by independent photographers and photojournalists.

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Created Equal

Created Equal brings together four nationally-acclaimed documentary films on the long Civil Rights movement. The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public discussion and education about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films (The AbolitionistsSlavery By Another NameFreedom Riders and The Loving Story) tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

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Veterans History

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African Americans serving in the military service throughout U.S. history have often fought on two fronts: fighting the actual enemy and fighting a system of segregation and exclusion.

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

The Tuskegee Airmen (National Park Service)

For Teachers

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Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.

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