African-American History

MECEU Lobby Day Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. in 1963. Photo from the Library of Congress.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Barack Obama

    Offers a written biography as well as photo gallery and video clips from the Biography television series. Students can take an online quiz to see how much they know about our first African-American president.
  • Milestones: Barack Obama
    An interactive timeline from The New York Times.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Brown vs. Board of Education

Good Resources for Teaching About African-American History

The Civil Rights Movement

A collection of videos curated by the Choices Program at Brown University.


Looking for additional materials? We also have resource page dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. The NEA also offers lesson plans and materials for African-American History Month.