American Memory by Library of Congress
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.
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.
Has a resource guide for African American History
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.
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.
Selected Reference Sources from Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA
The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history.
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
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
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.
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