African Americans have a rich history, unlike that of any other American ethnic group.

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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Collection of articles and historical documents.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.
African-American History
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.
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.
Black Facts
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 Internet Scavenger 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 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 Indians and Pioneers
William Loren Katz shares his research on black Indians through essays, articles, tributes and photographs.
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.
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.
Hallowed Ground
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 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 1850s, 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
Kemet Nu Productions
Lectures, video, and audio tapes that link ancient Africa with African American history.
Library of Congress - African American Sites in the Digital Collections
Web guide, organized by historical eras, connecting the user to full text online resources regarding significant people, major institutions and events from an African American perspective.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Voices: Tribute to African American Heritage
Feature on African-American history from the Madison Voices newspaper.
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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