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1,001 Black Inventions
- Provides historical plays and programs about the vast intellectual accomplishments of African Americans.
An African American Album
- Exhibit from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County features photographs reflecting life in the years before 1950.
African American Album Vol.2
- Presents the history of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County North Carolina's Black community from 1940 to the 1990s through photographs, oral history, audio and video.
African American Historical Text Archive
- Collection of articles and historical documents.
African American History & Heritage Site
- Annotated collection of resources.
African American Pamphlets
- The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a review of history and culture spanning almost one hundred years. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love.
African American Resources at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library
- Guide to 20th Century African American individuals, organizations and topics from the Greater Cincinnati area. Find books, articles, photographs and manuscripts.
African American Resources at the Maryland State Archives
- An archived history of black people in the state of Maryland.
African American World
- Presents the broad range of the black experience in the United States, from the Harlem Renaissance to the ongoing debate over affirmative action.
- Jessica McElrath features many biographical sketches and stories of notable events and time periods. Her collection of photographs from the various periods is extensive.
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition
- A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Black history and culture.
- Slave letters offering firsthand glimpses into the lives of female slaves and their relationships with their owners, from Duke University Library’s Special Collections.
African-Native Genealogy and History
- Celebrates the Estelusti - Oklahoma's free Black Indians of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations.
Africans in America
- A collection of images, documents, stories, biographies and commentaries depicting America's journey through slavery.
Behind the Scenes
- 1868 autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, who went from slavery to the White House where she served Mary Todd Lincoln.
Black - African American History Facts
- Provides a calendar of events in black history that occurred on each day.
- Offers a free, searchable database of events in black history.
Black History Daily
- Updated daily with Black History facts throughout the year. Also has a database of quotes by African Americans.
Black History Month: The African American Experience
- Resource for Black History with links, articles, and guestbook.
Black History Pages
- Stories from black history presented every day, with links to books and other resources.
Black History Review
- Honors African American achievement and teaches history. Includes biographical sketches and book and movie reviews.
Black History Site
- Includes articles and book reviews about black history and how the different races and genders fought hard to ensure that the struggle for equality by black Americans did not falter.
Black History Treasure Hunt
- This lesson planning site article, hosted by Education Worldweb, has 4 tests on African American history for students ranging from the 4th grade to the 9th.
Black Indians and Pioneers
- William Loren Katz shares his research on black Indians through essays, articles, tributes and photographs.
Black People & Their Place In World History
- Summarizes research by Dr. Leroy Vaughn about "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, black inventors, and possible Negro ancestry of five US presidents traditionally believed to be white.
Cane River Creole Colony
- History of the Creole descendants of "CoinCoin and Thomas Pierre Metoyer." Includes research information, genealogy, photos, events, database, history, and discussion forum.
Chronicling Black Lives in Colonial New England
- The Christian Science Monitor tells some of the stories of black people enslaved in New England prior to the American Revolution.
Conceive Believe Achieve
- Non-profit organization provides photographic displays and syllabus to educate and promote tolerance and justice.
Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler
- PBS provides a biographical sketch of this British actress who married a Georgia slaveholder and became an influential abolitionist.
First Black Autos
- Creative non-fiction book on America's first African-American automobile manufacturer, Ohio's C.R. Patterson & Sons Company.
Footsteps African American History
- A magazine that celebrates the heritage of African Americans and explores their contributions to our culture.
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
- Documenting the history of emancipation during the era of the American Civil War, in the words of the participants themselves.
- Smithsonian Magazine investigation of old grave sites in New England is unearthing hard truths about Yankees and slavery.
The History Makers
- Includes biographical information and audio and video clips about African Americans who have influenced history.
History of African American Newspapers
- A project of The Reflector Newspaper, this page overviews the history and influence of black-run newspapers from before the Civil War to the present.
History of St. Mary's County Maryland
- Records the significant contributions of African-Americans in the development of St. Mary's County, Maryland.
The Impact of Dred Scott
- During the 1850's, a black slave from Missouri claimed his freedom on the basis of seven years of residence in a free state and a free territory. Read the history of one of the most famous and controversial Supreme Court decisions ever taken and its effect on the next several years.
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
- Resource for scholars and general audiences offering historical narratives, 8,300 illustrations and more than 60 maps, with three detailed sections on U.S. slavery.
In The Steps Of Esteban: Tucson's African American Heritage
- Documents the history of Tucson's African-American community through oral histories, photographs, and texts
The Internet African American History Challenge
- An Internet-based curriculum enhancement tool for black history education programs.
Kemet Nu Productions
- Lectures, video, and audio tapes that link ancient Africa with African American history.
- The life and times of famous African American cowboy Nat Love. Includes key chapters from his "Adventures of Deadwood Dick" autobiography.
National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP)
- Oral history project to record, preserve and distribute the wisdom of extraordinary African American elders who have shaped American history. Co-founded in 2001 by Camille O. Cosby, Ed.D. and Renee Poussaint.
New Philadelphia Illinois Historic Town
- Dr Juliet E K Walker commemorates Free Frank McWorter who, born a slave in 1777, founded the first black town.
New Philadelphia: A Pioneer Town
- The New Philadelphia Association researches, preserves and celebrates the history of New Philadelphia, Pike County, Illinois. Tells the story of former slaves who built a racially integrated town before the Civil War.
Our Shared History
- A comprehensive project of The National Park Service to preserve and interpret African American history.
Small Towns Black Lives
- Photographic documentary, art and history project of African American communities in southern New Jersey.
South Carolina African American History
- Honors African-American achievers from South Carolina. Honors a different person each month with a brief biography.
The Southern Experience in 19th Century America
- The narrative of Bethany Veney, a slave woman in Virginia.
Stamps on Black History
- Tells the stories of dozens of black men and women whose faces have appeared on U.S. postage stamps. Also includes interactive quiz, word puzzles, writing activities, crafts, and coloring pages.
This Day In Black History
- Community-driven, interactive online periodical about the Black experience. Lists significant accomplishments by Blacks for each day.
Time Line of African American History
- A time line of African American history (1852-1880) from the Library of Congress.
The Trials of The Scottsboro Boys
- Information and analyses on the struggle for justice of nine teenage boys accused of the gang rape (in 1931) of two white girls in Alabama, and their several legal trials in the 1930s.
Tulsa Reparations Coalition
- The Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The Coalition is working to get reparations.
Voices: Tribute to African American Heritage
- Feature on African-American history from the Madison Voices newspaper.
Where in the heck is Allensworth, CA
- Historical account on Colonel Allen Allensworth and the town named after him.
NPR : Hidden Museum Treasures: Fortune's Bones
- Discusses the story of a slave's skeleton kept by a museum in Connecticut. Includes audio. (September 16, 2003)
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