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American Memory by Library of Congress
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: African American Inventors
Presents almost 150 slave narratives by Africans mixed with Indians. This is a unique and very revealing source to reinterpret American history and demonstrate the unity of Africans and Indians.
This collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countries, as well as a large number of difficult to find texts that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study.
The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
Explore the website! It offers all types of resources and external links to other useful resources for your research
The National Agriculture Library (NAL) of the USDA has compiled a list of agricultural patents granted to African-Americans and spanning the years 1834-1989. The four-page list itself can be found on the NAL/USDA site, and most of the patents referenced can be viewed at the Patent & Trademark Office database at http://www.uspto.gov/patft
Include approximately 6,000 Music items by and relating to African Americans from 1820s to present.
Offers the following exhinits: Environmental Justice, Origins of the Congressional Black Caucus, Voting Rights Act, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Women of the CBC
This site is designed to capture and preserve the rich history of political and legislative contributions of blacks for future generations. This virtual online library is a central source of information about historical and contemporary African American policy issues important to researchers, academics, educators and students.
Presents a history of African American Women under the following headings: general resources, 1492-1863 (Slavery), 1864-1899, 1900 – 1949, 1950-1999, organizations, African American Nurses, Black women writers, racial justice activists and African American women timeline.
A guide to African American history and culture--from Sojourner Truth to Jacob Lawrence, discover the corage and talent that shaped the African American experience.
The Library of Congress, Science Reference Section, has developed a portal page featuring links to "Selected Internet Resources: African Americans in Science and Technology." These links connect to sites showcasing African American inventors, African Americans in the health sciences, and African American mathematicians, just to name a few of the options.
American Memory by Library of Congress
Includes the following aspects: [Arts] [Bibliographies] [Biographies and Autobiographies] [Feminism] [General] [Health] [History] [Interviews and Oral Histories] [Juvenile Literature] [Literature and Drama] [Quotations] [Reference Works]
The collection includes the words of Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ida B. Wells, Nikki Giovanni, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carl Rowan, Roy Wilkens, James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Constance Baker Motley, Walter F. White, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Seale, Gwendolyn Brooks, Huey P. Newton, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Randall Kennedy, Cornel West, Nelson George, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bayard Rustin, and hundreds of other notable people.
American Memory, by Library of Congress
Has a resource guide for African American History
by University of Virginia This web page provides samples of slave narratives with photographs drawn from The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1972-79.
The Amistad Research Center's ties to the American Missionary Association (AMA). It is dedicated to preserving America's ethnic heritage by providing a home to the manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, books, periodicals and works of art that contain the history of peoples, of nations, of beliefs and dreams, of a past worth sharing with the future.
An Era of Progress and Promise is a book compiled by W.N. Hartshorn of Clifton, Massachusetts that celebrates the "religious, moral, and educational development of the American Negro since his emancipation".
The site provides information about the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Viewers can find black history kit, black history themes etc.
Six websites about African Americans created as models for integrating the World Wide Web and Videoconferencing into classroom learning.
By Yale Law Library The Avalon Project at the Yale University Law School brings together digitized primary documents, treaties, speeches, and biographical texts relevant to the fields of history, economics, politics, law, diplomacy and government. The documents on slavery include literary works, federal and state statutes, and treaties and agreements concerning the slave trade. Coverage spans pre-eighteenth century to the twenty-first century.
Founded by Garrett Morgan and a group of pioneering Black businessmen, the newspaper has published every week since 1916 and in 1929 merged with the Cleveland Post. It is the only African-American owned, general circulation newspaper in Cleveland that conforms to the Ohio Revised Code’s definition of a newspaper of general circulation.
Founded in the 1930s as the Final Call to Islam, the newspaper evolved into Muhammad Speaks in the 1960s and boasted a circulation of 900,000 a week, with monthly circulation of 2.5 million. Today, the weekly Final Call Newspaper serves a readership of diverse economic and educational backgrounds, including circulation in North America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
An exhibition portfolio from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Includes Exhibition, Timeline, Recources, and a section for Teachers.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the African American Registry is a link libraries should consider adding to their web pages. Including blogs, videos, text articles, links to other resources, the site translates into languages around the world (Google translations), family history, etc. I’ve included information below about the Registry. Benjamin Mchie is always interested in coming and speaking to library staff and they are especially interested in helping library staff and teachers use the site with students. They are receiving hits on the site from all over the world and I was especially interested in the quick ability to change the text on the site to other languages.
The African American Migration experience provides information on several aspects of migration as it relates to blacks. Coverage includes Transatlantic Slave Trade, domestic slave trade, Haitian Immigration, African Immigration, Caribbean Immigration and much more.
IBP Full Text includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean--and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals. See the title list for periodicals included. Most IIBP Full Text records in the current coverage contain an abstract, and additionally many IIBP Full Text records contain the corresponding full text of the original article. Coverage is international in scope and multidisciplinary--spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social, and political issues of vital importance to the Black Studies discipline. The journal list was prepared with the guidance of an advisory board including librarians specializing in Black Studies.
A Salute to Black History
This is a comprehensive website on the life and legacy of Malcolm X.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
This federal site devoted to the Martin Luther King Day Celebration shows how to commemorate MLK Day through public service projects. Also included are Resources for Organizations and Marketing Resources.
Selected Reference Sources from Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA
Available through LSU Libraries
Large collection of newspapers and periodicals on microfilm.
by University of Virginia The African-American section of the Modern English Collection presents literary texts by and about African-Americans published from 167 C.E. to 1993.
The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) was organized in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Lauranne Sams, former Dean and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. NBNA is a non-profit organization incorporated on September 2, 1972 in the state of Ohio. NBNA represents 150,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 79 chartered chapters, in 34 states.
The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history.
This guide lists African American newspapers published in North Carolina from the 19th-century through the present. Most of these titles are held in the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
Features exhibits at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, "a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world." Includes the following exhibitions: African Americans and American Politics; Collections; Digital Schomburg; The Abolition of the Slave Trade; Public Programs; In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience; Lest We Forget: the Triumph Over Slavery
Numbering over 10,000 titles, May's pamphlets and leaflets document the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels. Much of the May Anti-Slavery Collection was considered ephemeral or fugitive, and today many of these pamphlets are scarce. Sermons, position papers, offprints, local Anti-Slavery Society newsletters, poetry anthologies, freedmen's testimonies, broadsides, and Anti-Slavery Fair keepsakes all document the social and political implications of the abolitionist movement.
by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
by McWorter, Gerald A.
McWorter, Gerald A.
Profiles of African American scientists who have contributed to the development of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and medicine, both past and present.
The Booker T. Washington Papers Online is a searchable web site designed to provide researchers worldwide with full access to the thousands of pages comprising this 14-volume printed work, originally published by the University of Illinois Press.
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.m
Includes information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Projects at Stanford University, the King Estate, the King Center, and a listing of other related web sites.
The Center conducts, collects, preserves, and makes available to scholars oral histories--primary source documents of Louisiana's social, political, and cultural history. The collection to date is comprised of over 40 series and contains over 2,500 tape-recorded interviews totaling more than 3,000 hours of tape.
Twilight and Reason (twilightandreason.com) is the hub for a handful up projects that are being developed under the heading of the African American History of Higher Education Project (AAHHEP). AAHHEP is a nonprofit archive and museum without walls dedicated to preserving and interpreting the diverse experiences of Black people in North American institutions of higher education.
LexisNexis UPA Collections consist of documentary research collections in microfilm, microfiche, print, and digital formats. These titles have been produced from some of the most important manuscript and archival repositories in the world, including the National Archives, Library of Congress, Public Record Office in London, University of North Carolina’s Southern Historical Collection, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, and the Presidential Libraries of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush.
DISA is a freely accessible online scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994, providing a wealth of material on this fascinating period of the country’s history.
The Chronicle has been recognized as the “Best Black Newspaper” in the country by the National Newspaper Publishers Association five times.
LSU Libraries Special Collections T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Blog and Podcast