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What: Two websites offer engaging resources for Black History Month, which has been celebrated every February since 1976.

best points: Read documents authored by African-Americans and published between 1824 and 1909 at the Library of Congress's "From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection" (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aapchtml/aapchome.html). The high-resolution reproductions of original publications center on abolition and slavery, African colonization, emancipation, suffrage, and reconstruction. Among the authors are Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.

For a roundup of black-history topics and sites, try "Black History: Exploring African-American issues on the Web" at http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html. Take a quiz at the "Black History Past to Present" site, or explore powerful historical photographs at "Sampling African America." At "Black History Hotlist," read about important people and events in black history.

what you should know: To view the pamphlets, click on "Collection Highlights."

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