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Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass

African American History: 5 Ways to Cultivate Greater Appreciation With Your Kids

February 19th, 2015

From the arts to the sciences, African Americans have played a prominent role in contributing to America‚Äôs rich culture and development in the modern world. Encourage your kids to gain a greater appreciation of Black history with information from the Library of Congress, National Park Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and others, by helping […]

March on Washington

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 6 Ways to Commemorate

June 30th, 2014

This feature is written by guest author Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach, at the Library of Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, […]