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
Browse or search through this "Gateway to the Black World" to find information
on arts, literature, entertainment, history and more.
A Deeper Shade
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.
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.
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
Take an interactive journey along the Underground Railroad on this site
full of pictures and music, created by National Geographic.
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 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.
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.
Dr. King Timeline Page
Learn basic facts about Dr. King’s life from this timeline, illustrated
by students from Buckman School in Portland, Oregon.