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February is Black History Month

“2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), which gave the right of black men to vote following the Civil War. It also marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.
“This year’s theme for Black History month, “African Americans and the Vote,” recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both black men AND women throughout American history.
“It is an ongoing struggle for people of color that continues into the 21st century” [Source:].
Take advantage of these many excellent resources:
  • African American Civil Rights Movement by the Minnesota History Center:
  • Black History from the National Archives:
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture:
  • Library of Congress, African American Odyssey:
  • Smithsonian Institution Black History   Teaching Resources:
  • Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, Black History Month:
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights:

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