popular topics in black history month

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    Black History Month
    Do You Know These African-American Pioneers?
    Everybody knows about famous African-American firsts like Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. But did you know about the amazing feats of these lesser-known black pioneers? ...
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    Martin Luther King Jr
    The Martin Luther King Jr Quiz
    Martin Luther King Jr dreamed of racial equality. See what else you know about this civil rights hero. ...
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    Black History Month
    Current Challenges in the African-American Community
    Current Challenges in the African-American Community There are many open wounds in the African-American community that have not healed in the years since 1968. It is an open question how these challenges would have been dealt with in an America ...
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    Black Literature
    Black History Month Literature
    From Frederick Douglass to Toni Morisson, we have seen major literary contributions from black authors. See what you know about some giants of black literature. ...
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    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Quiz for Kids
    What do you know about this great civil rights leader? Take our quiz and find out. ...
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    African-American Leaders
    African-American Pioneers Quiz
    Sidney Poitier, Guy Bluford, and Benjamin Oliver Davis were all African-American pioneers. Do you know why? ...
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    African Americans
    The Great Migration
    The Great Migration The Great Migration has been explained as “the movement of the Black Belt from the South to the North.” This definition oversimplifies things somewhat—there remained large numbers of African Americans in the South—bu...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    African-American Leaders
    The Black Past Quiz
    Take a moment to unmask the past and see if you recognize these details in black history. ...
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    African-American Women
    Famous African-American Women Quiz
    Do you know why these African-American women have made history? Take our quiz. ...
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    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Jr Quiz for Kids
    How much do you know about the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King? ...
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    African-American Leaders
    Louis Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong Now acknowledged as one of the foremost musicians of the twentieth century, Armstrong was a ridiculously gifted trumpeter whose innovations shaped an emerging, distinctly American musical form: jazz. On the March To learn more ab...
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    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Quiz for Parents
    A central figure of the turbulent '60s, Martin Luther King was a champion of racial equality. See what you know about this civil rights leader. ...
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    Destination Ideas
    Top Trip Ideas for Black History Month
    by Maya CohenThis year, make Black History Month come alive for your kids by taking a trip to commemorate the significant contributions made to the United States by the African-American community, and to honor the struggles experienced by many bl...
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    Revolutionary War
    African-Americans in the Revolutionary War
    African-Americans in the Revolutionary War This was, of course, the military conflict by which the 13 British colonies in North America became a new and (initially) very loosely confederated nation, the United States of America. The date we usua...
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    Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther King Jr Quiz for Kids
    How much do you know about the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King? ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    African-American Leaders
    African-American Entrepreneurs
    African-American Entrepreneurs A number of other individual African-Americans made particularly important entrepreneurial contributions, often on a national or international scale. Beard's Breakthroughs Andrew Jackson Beard (1849-c.1921) invente...