National Doughnut Day

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The Apollo Theatre opens in New York City

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Lincoln's first inaugural address

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JAM Jazz poster featuring Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Appreciation Month 2017: Ella Fitzgerald and Women in Jazz

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History back in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate. This year honors Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 this month, and JAM programs will shine a spotlight on women in jazz.

World War I and America

World War I and America a multimedia website and anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World War I.

Memphis janitors' protest "I am a man" signs

For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights

Site examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.

Smithsonian Museum African American History and Culture building

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Located on the National Mall in Washington DC., this Smithsonian museum hosts a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that provide a record of the experiences and contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture.

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Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

This film charts the life of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of Los Angeles, who broke racial barriers and fostered urban development. Common Core-aligned curriculum guides for eleventh and twelfth grade government classes are also available.