African-American History

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February has been African-American history month since 1976, fifty years after historian Carter G. Woodson first conceived the idea to set aside a week — which happened to be the same week that both Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass were born — for honoring accomplishments of African-Americans in our country.

Test your knowledge of those accomplishments in African-American history with one of our quizzes on history and iconic figures, explore important anniversaries, including a slideshow of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, or simply get to know the people, history and culture that has helped build the United States into what it is today.

Making History

Find out more about how famous African-Americans became famous.

Innovators

We all know who invented the lightbulb, but find out who perfected it here.

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Michelle Obama's lineage explored.

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