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African American Women's History

Uncover the history of African American women: the history of black women in America, from slavery through Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance and civil rights. Biographies, organizations, events and movements.
  1. Black Women's History in Pictures
  2. Sojourner Truth
  3. Harriet Tubman
  4. Black Women Writers
  5. Harlem Renaissance Women
  6. Racial Justice Activists
  7. African American Nurses
  8. 1492-1863/Slavery (87)
  9. 1864-1899 (22)
  10. 1900-1949 (96)
  11. 1950-1999 (63)
  12. Detailed Timeline (26)
  13. African American Women Educators (13)
  14. Organizations (12)
  15. General Resources (7)

African American History and Women
Looking for a quick overview of black history and women? Or looking to find just the right resource? Arranged by time periods, this overview links to the key timelines, biographies and other resources for the history of African American women.

African American History and Women - Timeline
A timeline of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history, from 1492 to the present day, in a multi-page feature.

Notable African American Women
Find biographies, quotes, and other information on notable African American women in history.

Black History Themes
Themes for Black History month or any black history unit: if you're planning to honor black history at your school, library, workplace, club or anywhere else, here are some themes that might inspire you to focus on for this year's celebration.

Harlem Renaissance Women: Dreaming in Color
From the roots to the blossoming to the neglect to the rediscovery of this important literary movement. Article by your Women's History Guide.

Quiz: African American History and Women
Where Black History and Women's History come together ... a quiz on African American women who made history, women in general who influenced African American history, and African Americans who influenced women's history.

5 Important Books About African-American Feminism
Black feminists responded to the women's liberation movement with writings about their unique experiences and ideas on how feminism was different for women of color.

Quotes from Women in Black History
Quotes from women in black history: African American women's words on topics from equality to art to success to living life.

Timeline Overview
What's included in the timeline of African American women's history? Find out here.

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