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African American Resources

  • African American History
    Learn about the slave trade and African Americans’ various struggles for freedom in "The African American Journey," find out about African American authors, from the mid-1700’s to the late 1900’s (with links to author bios) in "African American Literature: Voices of Slavery and Freedom," and listen to and learn about spirituals, blues, jazz, rock and roll, and rap in "Heart and Soul: A Celebration of African American Music."

    Browse or search through this "Gateway to the Black World" to find information on arts, literature, entertainment, history and more.

  • A Deeper Shade of History
    Search this Black History Database to find information about what happened on any specific date in history. This Week in History highlights significant people and events.

  • The Buffalo Soldiers on the Western Frontier
    Learn basic information about the first peace-time African-American Military Units, from this site by the International Museum of the Horse.

  • Exploring Amistad
    Dive into this in-depth site from Mystic Seaport, exploring the events surrounding the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842. Search full-text documents and timelines or just read about the story, people and places involved.

  • Harlem Renaissance
    Find out about the Harlem Renaissance through this Encarta Schoolhouse site, which provides a general overview of the movement. Photographs, bios and links provide more information about important writers and musicians.

  • Powerful Days in Black and White
    See dramatic photos from the Civil Rights Movement, snapped by photojournalist Charles Moore and presented by Kodak.

  • The Underground Railroad
    Take an interactive journey along the Underground Railroad on this site full of pictures and music, created by National Geographic.

  • African American Contributors
    Visit this site created by eighth-grade Donegal Middle School students, to find photographs, birth and death dates, and brief bios of notable African Americans (categorized into musicians, politicians, doctors, athletes, and more).

  • The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
    Find profiles of African American scientists, by their names or by their professions, at this site created by a librarian at Princeton University.

  • The Life of Frederick Douglass
    See a timeline of Douglass’ life, read a short bio, or link to related web sites from this National Park Service site.

  • Stamp on Black History (a Thinkquest site)
    Visit this index of Black History-related postage stamps, where you’ll find images of the stamps and bios of the individuals pictured.

  • The King Center
    Check out this great site to see and hear clips of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. Also learn about Dr. King’s belief in nonviolence, and how Martin Luther King Day got started.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Find activities, quizzes, resources and links on how to remember and celebrate Martin Luther King’s life, on this Learning Network site.

  • The Dr. King Timeline Page
    Learn basic facts about Dr. King’s life from this timeline, illustrated by students from Buckman School in Portland, Oregon.

  • The History of Black History
    Discover how Black History Month began by checking out this Learning Network site.

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