There is a great deal
of information on the Internet related to Black
history. The links provided below should aid you
in finding material concerning Black history.
Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History Guide to the Web
This is a great comprehensive guide to web resources from the University of North Carolina.
The following links are a source of
information on the history of African-Native Americans.
Americans: We are still here: A Photo Exhibit
This photo exhibit includes images of African
Native Americans and text explaining their history.
The following links are a source of
biographical information on notable African Americans,
including scientists, mathematicians, and authors.
In addition to the web sites listed in this section,
biographical information may be found on web sites
listed under Contemporary Literature, Arts, News,
Organizations, General Black History Resources,
Historic Black Writers, Images and Imagemaking,
and Library Collections & Digitized Historical
Included in this web site are brief biographies
of people of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Faces of Science provides brief biographies of scientists,
listed by profession, name, women, and a list of
the first African Americans to earn a science Ph.D.
Free Resources- Black History Month Biographies
Gale offers brief biographies of select African
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
is a research project at Stanford University. Martin
Luther King, Jr.'s autobiography, biography, speeches,
sermons, and papers are available on the web site.
of the African Diaspora
This site was created by Dr. Scott W. Williams,
Professor of Mathematics. It includes brief biographies
and profiles of mathematicians and their bibliographies.
There are links to scholarship
and award opportunities for students
from the high school to postdoctoral level.
The links provided below are specific
to the Civil Rights Movement. Images related to
the Civil Rights Movement may be found under Images
African American History is a web site
created by a student and it includes five major
sections: The Dred Scott Case (1857), After the
Civil War (1865-1900), Early Civil Rights Struggles
(1945-1955) The Civil Rights Movement (1955-1965),
and School Integration (1955-1975).
Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
This digital archive is an ongoing project
at the University of Southern Mississippi. The project
provides access to rare documents concerning civil
rights in Mississippi. The oral histories include
brief biographies of the individuals interviewed
and the topics discussed in the interview.
Black History Resources
The web sites listed below are general
sources of information regarding Black history.
America's journey through slavery is presented in
four parts. For each era, there is an historical
narrative, a resource bank of images, documents,
stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher's
Guide for using the content of the web site and
television series in U.S. history courses.
The Gateway to the Black World
Africana.com is an online resource for information
relating to the African diaspora.
It has current articles on education, community,
and entertainment, as well as articles and biographies
of influential people and events in Black History.
Amistad links web page includes links to Exploring
Amistad: Race and the Boundaries of Freedom in Antebellum Maritime America,
Legal Information Institute's Amistad page,
and The Amistad Case from National Archives and Records Administration.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Black History
The Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to
Black History includes 600 articles, including biographies,
Eras in Black History beginning in 1517, a timeline,
and audio and video files.
Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance,
The Gilder Lehrman Center is a part of the
Yale Center for International and Area Studies.
The center is focused on the study and research
of slavery. The center awards a fellowship program
and an annual $25,000 prize for the year's most
outstanding book on slavery, resistance, and/or
Internet African American History Challenge
The Internet African American History
Challenge is an interactive web site that tests
your knowledge of Black history. Teachers may request
a class code for students in their classes. This
web site includes brief biographies of select African
World Wide Celebration
This web site provides a history behind
the celebration of Juneteenth and national listings
of Juneteenth celebrations. Tom Feelings' The
Middle Passage is available through
this web site as well.
Underground Railroad @ nationalgeographic.com
The Underground Railroad is an interactive
web site where children can learn about the experience
of traveling the Underground Railroad. There are
Ideas and links
to additional web sites on the Underground Railroad.
of the African World
Wonders of the African World is a PBS
special program with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director
of the W.E.B.
DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research
and W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities at
Harvard. This special program provides both cultural
and historical information on Africa.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
is a searchable online resource for teachers. It
contains lesson plans and objectives for various
grade levels. Searching with the terms "African
Americans", "Civil Rights", "Black
American musicians", specific names such as
"Zora Neale Hurston" or "Rita Dove",
or other similar phrases will return lesson plans
covering these topics and subject areas.
The web sites listed below are resources
for individuals researching historic Black writers,
such as James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston. See
also: the Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture, listed under Library Collections &
Digitized Historical Documents, has a web site on
historic Black writers, African American Women Writers
of the 19th Century.
Text Center: African American
This web site is an online archive of
electronic African American texts.
from The Atlantic Monthly magazine
This web site includes notable articles
published in The Atlantic Monthly by Frederick
Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. DuBois.
History Cooperative: Booker T. Washington Papers
Booker T. Washington Papers is a web site
containing 14 volumes of Washington's papers that
was published by the University of Illinois. In
addition to text, it contains photographs from the
Chapter 9: Harlem Renaissance
PAL (Perspectives in American Literature)
is an online research and reference guide to American
Literature. Chapter 9 covers the literature of the
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar is a web site that
includes Dunbar's biography, full text of select
poems, photographs, and links to related sites.
To Kill a Mockingbird: An Historical Perspective
This web site is designed to be used by
teachers to further students' understanding of the
historical context of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
It offers student activities utilizing many online
resources. Recommended Grade Level: High School.
to African American Literature Online
African American Literature Online briefly
surveys the history and key literary works of African
- Photographs and Paintings
The following web sites will be useful
for individuals searching for images of or related
to African Americans.
Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon
Breaking Racial Barriers includes portraits
of twenty African Americans. Brief biographies and
descriptions of the paintings are included.
Crow Museum at Ferris State University
The Jim Crow Museum is focused on the
belief that openly discussing and confronting issues
of racism can improve race relations. This web site
contains images of anti-black racial artifacts and
a brief history of Jim Crow.
Journal E: Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
Without Sanctuary is a powerful and disturbing
collection of images collected by James Allen documenting
the racial violence and murder of American history.
Be advised that the images included in this website
are of a very disturbing and violent nature.
Powerful Days in Black and White
Photographs by Charles Moore of the civil rights
Library Collections & Historical Documents
Several libraries and academic institutions
have special collections relating to African Americans
and Black history, including slave narratives, newspaper
articles, pamphlets, and historical images, many
of which are now available online through digitization.
African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition
is an online collection of some of the Library of
Congress' holdings. The online exhibition includes
explanatory texts and reproductions of historical
photographs and documents.
The African American Odyssey exhibit is
an online collection of historical documents and
photographs. It includes three sections: A Quest
for Full Citizenship, From Slavery to Freedom: The
African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909,
and Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal
Writers' Project, 1936-1938.
American Pamphlets: African American Perspectives,
Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection
This collection of early American pamphlets
includes over 350 items dealing with African Americans,
slavery, voting rights, biographies, slave narratives,
and speeches, some of which were illustrated. This
special collection is part of the Library of Congress.
Women: Online Archival Exhibits at Duke University
Included in this web site are historical
letters and memoirs of three African American women.
Includes interviews of former slaves with
photographs taken at the time of the interviews.
Here So Long
A website designed to be used by teachers.
It includes lesson plans and slave narratives to
be used in the lesson plans.
An online collection of digitized images
of money depicting slave images, which includes
information on the Civil War and economic conditions
of the U.S. from 1830 to the early 1900's.
History at HarpWeek.com
Contains articles and images that appeared
in Harper's Weekly between 1857 and 1874.
The web site includes a timeline of slavery, the
Civil War, and Reconstruction, and a classroom simulation.
Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball
A special presentation from the Library
of Congress. It includes documents, images of, and
information about African Americans in baseball
the American South
A collection of electronic historical documents,
including memoirs, letters, and diaries, of southerners
and fugitive and former slaves from the University
of North Carolina and the Academic Affairs Library.
Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center is a research library
dedicated to preserving Black culture. Its collections
include art objects, music, manuscripts, books,
films, photographs, and periodicals. The Center
has digital collections, such as African
American Women Writers of the 19th Century,
which includes fictional works, biographies, autobiographies,
essays, and poetry and Images
of African Americans from the 19th Century,
which includes photographs from the Centers collections.
And the Center has online exhibitions, such as Harlem
1900-1940: An African American Community
African Presence in the Americas: 1492-1992,
both of which have special links for teachers.
A searchable database of ads placed in newspapers
for runaway slaves, servants, and military deserters.
at the Library
Ocean County Library
has a large collection of print and electronic
materials related to African American culture
and history. To find books on a particular topic,
perform a subject search in the library
catalog using the terms:
- African American
- African American
- African American
- African Americans
- African Americans
You can also search
for books on African American literature using
African American Authors
Or you can search
for a specific author by name.
If you have trouble
performing a search, please ask for assistance
at the information desk or call your local
American biographies: profiles of 558 current
men and women.
1992. R J920.009296 Haw
Provides brief biographies of African Americans
who have made positive contributions to the African
American community or who have made other notable
achievements and who have died after the year
6 volumes. 1994. R J973.0496 Afri
Provides brief biographies of living and deceased
notable African Americans. An image of each individual
covered in the series is included next to his
or her biography.
American women: a biographical dictionary.
1993. R 920.72 Afri
Includes nearly 300 biographies of notable African
American women. Each entry includes a bibliography.
encyclopedia of the Negro baseball leagues.
1994. R 796.357 Rile
Provides biographies of 4,000 Negro baseball league
players, as well as a brief history of the Negro
Black American scientists.
1999. R 509.2 Nota
Contains over 200 profiles of African American
scientists, researchers, teachers, and inventors.
Black American men.
1999. R20.71 Nota
Contains 500 biographies with references.
Black American women.
1991. and Notable Black American women,
Book II. 1996. R 920.72 Nota
These titles contain 500 biographies and 300 biographies,
respectively. The biographies range from pioneers,
educators, activists, artists, athletes, and physicians
and each entry includes references.
8th Edition. 2000. R 973.0496 Afri
Provides a wealth of information related to African
American history and events from the recent past.
atlas: Black history and culture, an illustrated
R 973.0496 Asan
Provides a wealth of information on African American
history and culture.
6 volumes. 1993. R 973.0496 Afri
A resource that provides information on individuals,
organizations, events, and arts related to African
American culture and history.
experience on file.
1998. R 973.0496
Provides a brief history of Africa, the development
of slavery, the political and social African American
history to the present, including civil rights.
The encyclopedia of the African and African American
R 909.0496 Afri
Africana is a scholarly encyclopedia covering
not only African American culture and history,
but also the entire African Diaspora.
of African-American heritage. 2nd Edition.
2000. R 973.0496 Altm
Provides information on places, people, vocabulary,
and events significant to African American history
Great books for
1999. 028.162 Tous
An annotated reading list of books that have strong
African American characters and focus on the African
American experience. The reading levels covered
in the book range from babies and toddlers to
souls singing: African American books for our
daughters and our sisters.
1998. R J028.162 Stro
Strong Souls Singing is an annotated bibliography
of recommended books for African American children,
girls in particular.
writers. 2nd Edition.
2 volumes. 2001. R 810.9896 Afri
Presents essays by scholars on a range of authors
with selected bibliographies.
II: African American literature series.
3 volumes. 1994. R 810.9896 Mast
Masterplots II includes 266 essays covering
various African American authors and literary
movements. Each essay includes a bibliography.
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