African American History Month

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Celebrating African American History Month (February) with resources and items from the Library of Congress collections.

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Web Discussions: Virtual Programs and Services (Virtual Services and Programs, Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress) African American History Month, Black History Month, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, February 19, Mobile Learning, Library Of Congress, Educational Technology, Programming

Web Discussions: Virtual Programs and Services (Virtual Services, Digital Reference Section)

Web Discussions: Virtual Programs and Services (Virtual Services and Programs, Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress)

Primary Source Set for Teachers - The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom -- The story of America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, told through letters, photographs, maps, and more. Library of Congress Educational Outreach. Secondary Resources, Social Studies Resources, Teaching Social Studies, Teacher Resources, Teaching History, African American History Month, African American Studies, College Success, Effective Teaching

The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom - Primary Source Set | Teacher Resources

The NAACP, America's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Letters, photographs, and maps document the fights against lynching and segregated schools and the march toward equal voting rights.

The Harlem Renaissance: Photographs, authors' drafts, sheet music, an audio recording, and newspaper articles let students explore the artistic and literary legacy of the Harlem Renaissance African American History Month, Black African American, Living In Brazil, Primary Sources, Harlem Renaissance, African Diaspora, Library Of Congress, Black History, 1920s

The Harlem Renaissance - Primary Source Set | Teacher Resources

The Harlem Renaissance left an artistic and literary legacy documented by photographs, authors’ drafts, sheet music, and newspaper articles. Features James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Civil Rights March - NYC - 1965 - We March With Selma - Selma - Alabama - Integration - Segregation - Martin Luther King, Jr, MLK, Historic March 7, Civil Rights March, Protest Songs, Sun Photo, Civil Rights Movement, Library Of Congress, Black History Month, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights

Teaching Selma: A Civil Rights Struggle Captured in Primary Sources

In the small town of Selma, Alabama, in the early weeks of March 1965, a series of marches took place that brought the nation's civil rights struggle to a point of crisis, and that captured the attention of the world.

Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta Georgia. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, June Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Voter Education, Today In Black History, African American History Month, Extraordinary People, Library Of Congress, Atlanta Georgia, Vernon, Vintage Pictures, Regional

[African American lawyer Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project, seated at a desk with a typewriter at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, Georgia]

1 negative : film ; 35mm.

Above and beyond the call of duty--Dorie Miller received the Navy Cross at Pearl Harbor, May 1942 American Odyssey, African American History Month, Navy Cross, Female Marines, Pearl Harbor Attack, Library Of Congress, Above And Beyond, History Facts, Call Of Duty

Above and beyond the call of duty--Dorie Miller received the Navy Cross at Pearl Harbor, May 27, 1942

1 print (poster) : offset lithograph, color ; sheet 71 x 51.3 cm. | Poster shows Dorie Miller, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing sailor uniform. In background, ships at Pearl Harbor sinking.

Gwendolyn Brooks, the Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. African American Poets, African American History Month, Black African American, Women In History, Black History, Black National Anthem, National Poetry Month, Writers And Poets, Black Pride

That Magic Moment | From the Catbird Seat

That Magic Moment. A blog post at "From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress" on 2012-10-18.

Recognizing African-American Veterans This Month and All Other Months Too African American History Month, African American Women, Living In Brazil, Lisa Taylor, American Veterans, African Diaspora, National Guard, Library Of Congress, Black History

Recognizing African-American Veterans This Month and All Other Months Too | Folklife Today

Recognizing African-American Veterans This Month and All Other Months Too. A blog post at "Folklife Today" on 2015-02-02.

Books are weapons Read about. "The negro in national defense," "Africa and the war," [and] "Negro history and culture" at the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library /. WPA poster from the Library of Congress. African American Books, African American History Month, African History, American Life, American Art, Wpa Posters, Library Posters, Reading Posters, Book Posters

2015 African American History Month | In Custodia Legis

2015 African American History Month. A blog post at "In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress" on 2015-02-02.

Dedication ceremony at the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum at the Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, April Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Moving Beyond The Page, Today In Black History, African American History Month, Hank Aaron, Mobile Alabama, Historical Artifacts, Recent Events, African Diaspora, Library Of Congress

Dedication ceremony at the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum at the Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

Anniversary of the Civil Rights March from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, March Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Alabama Vacation, Florida Vacation, Moving Beyond The Page, Selma Alabama, Civil Rights March, Tybee Island Georgia, African American History Month, Montgomery Alabama, Cultural Diversity

45th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama

1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color.

 Phillip Randolph was an African American civil rights activist who led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This biography of Phillip Randolph provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. African American History Month, Handsome Black Men, Black Man, Gordon Parks, Civil Rights Activists, Image Archive, Civil Rights Movement, African Diaspora, Library Of Congress

Images of 20th Century African American Activists: A Select List

A list of images of 20th century African American activists frequently requested from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Bayard Rustin American civil rights activist. Rustin in the Statler Hotel at a news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington, DC, USA, 27 August Civil Rights Leaders, Civil Rights Activists, Civil Rights Movement, Black Panthers, Black History Month, African American History, Native American, Martin Luther King, History Facts

[Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington in the Statler Hotel, half-length portrait, seated at table]

1 negative : film.

'Born In Slavery' Project Offers Close Look At Last American Slaves (see photos) Black History Facts, Us History, Family History, African American History Month, Race In America, American Photo, African Diaspora, Le Far West, Library Of Congress

About this Collection  | Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938  | Digital Collections  | Library of Congress

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA). At the conclusion of the Slave Narrative project, a set of edited transcripts was assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the…