American Statesman Henry Clay born

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Confederacy approves use of black soldiers

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March 13, 1865
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Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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Anti-slavery advocates meet to discuss establishing new political party

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John Quincy Adams makes arguments in Amistad Case

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded

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What is Chronicling America?

Leadership and Legacy in History: How to Use Chronicling America for National History Day Project 2015

Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary Sources

You may already know about Chronicling America, the long standing partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides free access to almost 8 million digitalized pages of America’s Historic Newspapers from 1836–1922. But did you know what unique types of primary source information this collection contains?

Historian Carter G. Woodson establishes “Negro History Week”

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James Karales (1930–2002), Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans celebrate the life and achievement of one of our most respected citizens -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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