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New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
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History.com's state gallery for Michigan. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Black Women Athletes
Black Women Athletes(16 Photos)
View images of famous female African American athletes.
Black Women Authors
Black Women Authors(11 Photos)
View images of famous female African American authors.
Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics(10 Photos)
View images of famous female African American politicians and activists.
Black Women Musicians
Black Women Musicians(20 Photos)
View images of famous female African American singers and musicians.
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem RenaissanceVideo Clip (2:54)
Video Clip (2:54)
As African Americans flocked to Northern cities in the 1920s, they created a new social and cultural landscape.
Meet Madam CJ Walker
Meet Madam CJ WalkerVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
From her rough beginnings as an orphan, Madam CJ Walker went on to corner the market in black women's hair care and became the first self-made female millionaire.
W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara Movement
W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara MovementVideo Clip (3:44)
Video Clip (3:44)
W.E.B. Dubois was integral to the advancement of racial equality.
Blacks in the Military
Blacks in the MilitaryVideo Clip (3:12)
Video Clip (3:12)
Learn how blacks serving in WWII helped forward the Civil Rights Movement.
Legacy of the Civil War
Legacy of the Civil WarVideo Clip (1:22)
Video Clip (1:22)
One hundred and fifty years after it began, the Civil War is still an important component of our national character.
The Failure of Reconstruction
The Failure of ReconstructionVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
Reconstruction turns the south into a different type of battleground. Constitutional amendments grant freedom and suffrage to African-Americans but equality remains elusive.
Origins of Black History Month
Origins of Black History MonthVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
A brief look at the history of African Americans and Black History Month.
The Ballad of Roosevelt
The Ballad of RooseveltVideo Clip (2:14)
Video Clip (2:14)
Danny Glover performs a Langston Hughes poem inspired by unfulfilled promises to the poor.
Ask Steve: The Riots
Ask Steve: The RiotsVideo Clip (1:16)
Video Clip (1:16)
In this Ask Steve video clip, the racial riots of the 1960's was discussed. During the civil rights movement there was a lot of progress being made, however much of it was in the South.
1920s InventionsVideo Clip (1:34)
Video Clip (1:34)
During the roaring 1920s, inventions like home refrigeration and penicilin sent America into the modern age.
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