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African American Recommended Websites


University of Pennsylvania Libraries, African American E-Resources


African Biography on the Internet Celebrates Black History Month
Black Mathematicians
Martin Luther King Jr.
Marin Luther King Jr. Papers Project
Prominent African Americans

Arts & Culture

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Library of Congress: The African American Mosaic

Race & Society

The Buffalo Soldiers of the Western Frontier
Civil Rights Timeline
National Geographic Society: Underground Railroad
Negro League Baseball


African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
African American Writers


African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide
African-American Web Connection
Site offers categorized and extensive links to Afro centric websites.
African American World
Your online guide to African American History and Culture presented by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). From Sojourner Truth to Jacob Lawrence, discover the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience.
Africans in America
Resources from the PBS series includes documents, essays, and teacher's resources.
American Memory from the Library of Congress
A link to the Library's collection of African American material available online.
American Slave Narratives : An Online Anthology
A collection of interviews with former slaves who discuss their lives before and after freedom.
Art About Florida - The Highwaymen
In the 1950's, a small number of African Americans in the Fort Pierce area dedicated their talents and livelihoods to painting the Florida landscape. this site tells their story through words and through their art.
Black Archives of Mid-America
A database of more than 800 online images that chronicle the African-American experience in the Mid-West.
Black History Hotlist
A large site with many links about Black History Month, slavery and history, leaders, news, and poetry.
CNN: Black History Month
CNN offers a site celebrating Black History Month called "A Legacy of Black Talent". Included here are 27 short profiles (one for each day of February) of men or women who have made a lasting contribution, ranging from literature, music and the arts to science and technology.
Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History
This site presents a vast array of articles, hundreds of images, and a wide assortment of audio clips, film clips, and multimedia presentations. The timeline traces two millennia of black history, and the browse features enable the visitor to pinpoint the central people, places, topics, and events covered in black history.
Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History: Biographies A-Z.
Entries for over 500 African Americans from Hank Aaron to Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Frederick Douglass Papers
2,000 items from the Library of Congress' American Memory collection
Freedmen’s Bureau Online
Includes selected extracts from the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, including records of operations, records relating to murders and outrages, freedmen’s marriage certificates, records relating to freedmen’s labor, monthly reports of destitute discharged soldiers and their families.
Gale: Black History Month
Includes timelines of important events and biographies.
Presented by the U.S. Department of State. Contains links featuring various areas of History, Arts and Literature, links to online articles and Exhibits and Museums that highlight the African American experience in America.
The HistoryMakers
The objective of this site is to build awareness about African Americans that have made significant contributions to American life, society and culture, through stories that focus on slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, music sports and entertainment. A timeline of important events and birthdays of significant African Americans is also included. Black History Month
Features links covering History, Timelines, Contemporary Issues and an assortment of Special Features covering subjects from African American Quotations, Negro Baseball League to African American Literature and the Harlem Renaissance.
Internet Public Library: African-American History Resources
A very well organized site filled with links to sites covering African American History, biographies and text of significant speeches made by prominent African Americans, plus other areas of interest including Black Facts, Black Film Research and historical information on African American Sheet Music (1850-1920).
Jacksonville Public Library: Black History Month Web Page
Prepared by Librarians from Jacksonville Public Library's newest collection - The African American Collection! This site contains a wonderful array of links focused on African American History, Biography, Science and other topics. Also presents information about Black History and prominent African Americans in Florida, as well as links to African American resources available through The Jacksonville Public Library. The African American Collection will be housed on the 4th Floor of the New Main Library when it opens in 2005.
Kwanzaa An African-American Celebration
Lists and explains the seven principles of Kwanzaa, defines terms, and tells what the holiday colors represent.
Martin Luther King: MLK Online
“Your One Stop Source” for Martin Luther King on the net.
National Civil Rights Museum
Take a virtual tour of the museum in Memphis.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Celebrating the historic themes of the Underground Railroad as they relate to contemporary society through commemoration, education and inspiration.
Roadmap to African-American and Multicultural Resources
This site offers a range of resources, connecting the user to pages where both primary and secondary documents, databases, archives, libraries, maps, images and more can be accessed. The focus covers what is available for the United States with an emphasis on Florida and Central America.
Stamp on Black History: A Black History Tour
This site is available via The ThinkQuest Library; a free educational resource featuring over 5,500 websites created by students around the world as part of a competition. This particular site offers insights on the contributions made by Black Americans profiled on United State postage stamps. These stamps show black Americans as explorers, settlers, slaves and as patriots in vigorous pursuit of freedom, liberty and equality. this site uses the postage stamps in an attempt to tell a story of a way of life developed by black people in a white society
Time: Celebrating Black History
Time magazine has created an online site to celebrate Black History. It features an in-depth profile of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Reading Room containing Time Magazine articles on black culture and extraordinary achievers in education, business, sports and entertainment, and Chats, an area that features transcripts of's exclusive online conversations with newsmakers like Toni Morrison and Angela Davis, plus many others.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Voyage Database
Information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans fro transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.

African Philosophy

African Philosophy Resources