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Best of the Web: Children's Resources » Holidays & Celebrations » African American History Month

  • This Special Presentation of the Library of Congress exhibition, The African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the Library's incomparable African-American collections.

  • A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture

  • This website is a companion to Africans in America, a six-hour public television series. It chronicles the history of racial slavery in the United States -- from the start of the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century to the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
  • Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with our interactive timeline. Presented by Scholastic.
  • Throughout history, African Americans have invented some important and fun devices. Read about ten examples of men and women and see what they invented. Presented by Scholastic.

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