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Civil Rights Movement 

The Black History Book Collection


The Slavery Book Collection



Little Rock students

the nine brave students who integrated Little Rock High School 
(photo Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division)


Timeline for African American History the Gale Group

Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

A Deeper Shade of History Black History Database

The African-American Mosaic: a Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. Includes 

Biographies of Prominent African-Americans The Gale Group

W.E.B. DuBois Virtual University

The African American Odyssey exhibit Library of Congress; extensive exhibit on African American History. Parts of the exhibits include:

Martin Luther King Jr. Project Stanford University - comprehensive site including papers, speeches, biography, autobiography, sermons, and chronology 

Martin Luther King Web: A Teacher's Guide

Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth Memorial

Underground Railroad National Park Service

Frederick Douglass National Historical Site National Park Service

Harlem Renaissance Encyclopedia Brittanica

The Confessions of Nat Turner electronic text

Narrative of the Life of a Slave Frederick Douglass Berkeley Digital Library online text

Black History Inventors

African Americans in History University of Georgia - short biographies of prominent African Americans

African American Women Online Archival Collections Duke University - letters, images and journals

Black History Talahassee.com

The History of Black History Information Please - a history of Black History Month

"February is Black History Month" Yaw Boateng from Ghana Review

"Why We Need Black History Month All Year Round" Henry Martey Codjoe from Ghana Review

Black History Month KRON TV

Black History Month Posters Diversity Store - a commercial site where posters can be purchased

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture Smithsonian -  a national resource for the identification, documentation, protection, and interpretation of African American history and culture

Freedmen and Southern Society Project  University of Maryland - a documentary history of emancipation

Underground Railroad National Geographic - great multimedia exhibit

Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities 1740-1877 Anacostia Museum

The Real McCoy, African-American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930 Anacostia Museum

The Renaissance: Black Arts of the 20s Anacostia Museum

The Meaning of Kwanzaa Anacostia Museum

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