Race is Lived in
York Times Series)
Read the most recent report or select articles from the
archive--compelling reports! Readers may participate in a
follow-up discussion forum related to the articles and
essays in the series. This site also includes an audio
library with dozens of interviews--excellent
Press Institute/National Newspaper Publishers Association
Public access--ad supported. A resource for national news reports, editorials, and
essays related to African Americans. Noteworthy directories include:
AOL Black Voices (AOL,
LLC/Time Warner Inc., New York, NY)
Public access--ad-supported. Features include African-American
contemporary culture, news, entertainment, and sports. Interactive
options are available through message boards and chats. In addition,
advice articles related to relationships and beauty are available.
(Nosyt Computer Services, Inc., Brandon, FL)
The focus is on Blacks in the State of Florida. Networking
channels are available, and the major directories include:
Arts and Humanities, Business and Economy, Education, News,
Shopping and Fashion, Black Lifestyle, Sports and
recreation, Community Organizations, The Internet, and
Concepts Inc., Dallas, TX)
Directories are provided
for community events in the Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Metro
Area. Channels include: Online community, DFW Community at
Large, Entertainment, Online Tools, Announcements, Feature
Articles, and Editorials.
(The Freedom Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA)
Public access. The default and primary directory, Published News, is
a compendium links to many user-submitted articles from well-know
news publishers. Access articles are related to Black culture,
politics, entertainment, sports, business, etc.
Black Experience (Tampa
Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL)
A list of links to historical, artistic, educational, and
entertainment Web sites.
AllAfrica.com (AllAfrica Global
Media, Mauritius [Indian Ocean]; AllAfrica, Inc., Delaware, USA)
An electronic distributor of African news and information
for Africa-interested individuals, businesses, scholars,
tourists, the Peace Corps, and others interested the various
countries that make up the African continent.
(The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
access. The main page is complemented with multiple directories that
address policy and advocacy, and legal issues. Additional links are
provided to events, programs, and ways to become involved and
support the NAACP.
Urban League (New York, NY)
Public access. The
National Urban League,
established in September 1910, is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan, community-based organization, which emphasizes education,
adult economic self-sufficiency, and civil rights There are 102
National Urban League Affiliates located in 36 states and the
District of Columbia. Major Web site directories include: programs,
affiliates, get involved, news, publications, and events.
Negro College Fund
Incorporated in 1944, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
has grown to include 39 member colleges. It is the most
successful African American higher education assistance
For Students directory includes information related to scholarships and special programs.
Public access--ad supported.
promotes unity, freedom, achievement and self-esteem through the
celebration of June 19th across the nation and beyond.
celebrates an end
to the enslavement of African Americans within Texas. From its Galveston,
TX origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the
African American Emancipation Day has spread across the
United States and to other countries. Note:
Notification of the January 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation signed
by President Abraham Lincoln was withheld from enslaved African
Americans in the state of Texas until June 19, 1865.
[Archive] Womanist Theory
and Research [WTR] (Institute for African-American Studies,
University of Georgia)
Public access. A
1995-1999 archive of articles published
by Womanist Theory and Research. Links are provided for online
access to articles published in
1995, 1996-97, and
1999. Peer-reviewed articles are authored
by women of color who are
scholars and students in within the humanities, feminist research,
humanities, social sciences, education, theology, law, medicine,
politics, librarianship, journalism, art and other disciplines and
Schomburg Center for
Research in Black Culture (The New York Public Library)
Online and public access for many documents--selected databases require
a NY Public Library or alternate ID number. Obviously, specific
archival material requires a visit to the Schomburg Center.
of the Life of Frederick Douglas, An American Slave
(Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE)
Domain. Access each chapter of the 1845 autobiography of a noted
African American Abolitionists who was enslaved in Maryland until he
escaped in 1838.
the American South [DocSouth] (University Library of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Public access. DocSouth includes ten thematic collections of books, diaries,
posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. This
collection provides Southern perspectives on American history and culture.
Accessible documents are appropriate for teachers, students, and
African-American Mosaic (The Library of Congress)
Public access. The Mosaic is a resource guide for a 500-year study
of Black history and culture in the Western hemisphere. Library
collections (e.g., books, periodicals, photos, film, and recorded
sound) are identified and described within this Web site; however,
direct access to most content requires a visit to The Library of
The Tulsa Race
Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race
Riot of 1921 (The Tulsa Reparations Coalition [TRC]; Center for
Racial Justice, Inc.)
files (or four separate PDF files)--multiple photographs
Online [History--Africa] (Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.,
Commercial (with a trial
option). Britannica provides a profile (e.g., people, language,
religion, culture, economy, history, etc.) of sovereign countries
within the continent of Africa. (A seven-day no obligation trial
subscription is available, and an annual subscription is available
to the 32 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica.)
Martin Luther King,
Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement (Seattle Times, The Seattle
Times Company, Seattle, WA)
Public access. The historical content areas are arranged within
three sub-directories: 1) About MLK; 2) Perspectives; and 3)
Guestbook. A sample of items include: period photos, text of
selected speeches, a biography, quizzes, and a study guide and
lesson plan. Student essays and Guestbook entries (1996-2006)
provide subjective information about how Martin Luther King Jr
Soldiers [African Americans on the American Frontier] (International Museum of the
Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY)
Public access. An introduction and five articles, including the 9th and 10th Cavalry, are
accessible from this directory. In addition, Buffalo Soldiers who
were recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor are identified.
American Perspectives-Pamphlets (Daniel A. P.
As a Library
of Congress directory, the Daniel Alexander Payne Murray (1818-1907)
Pamphlet Collection presents a review of African American
history and culture (primarily between 1875-1900). Authors
in this collection include: Frederick Douglass, Booker T.
Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett,
Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love.
American Odyssey (The Library of Congress)
Public access. This
Special Presentation (text and images) of
a Library of Congress exhibition highlights major Black
historical events, and provides a glimpse into the Library's
African American collection. The collections included are:
USA History: Civil Rights 1860-1980 (Spartacus Educational,
Public access--ad-supported. This site includes an extensive list of
links to Civil Rights Campaigners, Issues, and Events and
Organizations from 1860-1980. Additional content includes Forum
Debates (The Education Forum)--a reasoned discussion of multiple
events, organizations, and individuals associated with the U.S.
Civil Rights Movement.
(Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New
York Public Library)
Links are provided to directories for exhibitions (individuals and
For Teachers, and Resources.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties (Charles J. Kappler;
Oklahoma State University Library)
Public access. This series of documents published by the Oklahoma
State University Library include many laws (Congressional
legislation, and executive and Departmental orders) and treaties
related to Native Americans in the United States from the 1870s
until the 1970s.
Lehrman Center for the Study of Abolition, Resistance, and Slavery, Yale University)
A research project related to the shared history of African
Americans and Irish Americans. Explanatory articles and
documents are linked from the main site. Also, refer to the Document
directory for in-depth articles arranged by author, date,
subject, or document type.
Era Insurance Registry (California Department of Insurance)
Public access. Pursuant to Title 10, Chapter 5, Subchapter 3, Article
California Code of Regulations Sections 2393-2398, the public can review
slaves and slaveholders documents from insurance companies with a presence
in California. The practice of slaveholders insuring their
"property" (i.e., enslaved African Americans) existed before and
after the infamous, Missouri-based, 1857 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Dred
Scot v. Sanford.
HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)
Access. A Web site, which claims to be the largest archival project
related to oral history. African American History Makers are listed
within 15 categories--from Art to Style. Click on the photo to read
a biographical sketch of each History Maker. Additional information
is available through the directories:
(African National Congress, South Africa) Historical Documents
This directory of the main
links to many historical documents (e.g., speeches,
conference document, press releases, and trial statement).
Links to Nelson Mandela's speeches and papers are
Faces of Science: African Americans in the
Sciences (Mitchell C.
Brown, University of California-Irvine)
Public access. A
profile African American scientists in such
fields as: biochemistry, biology, physics, engineering,
mathematics, and computer science. In addition, inventors and other
scientific fields are represented.
Official Kwanzaa Web Site (Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of
Public access. Components of the Kwanzaa ("first fruits")
Celebration are outlined through multiple directories. The founder's
welcome directory and his annual messages (1994-2007) are included.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) directory is provided.
(Melanet, LC Norfolk, VA)
Public access. Several "chapter" provide a historical overview, and
a discussion of traditions and practices related to Kwanzaa. The
chapters are: What is Kwanzaa?; Symbols; Principles; Feel Good; and
MLK [Martin Luther King Jr]--Test your knowledge about civil
rights (Seattle Times, The Seattle Times
Company, Seattle, WA)
Learning, Stamford, CT)
A 20-item online
quiz--examines the respondent's knowledge about activists,
entertainers, literary writers, and significant events in African
See also: Gale's Timeline--Events in African-American History (1600-2003)
Educators, Intellectuals, and Leaders (Fact Monster/Information
Please, Boston, MA)
interactive quiz--background information is provided for each question.
See also: Black
History Month features links to Notable African Americans, Timelines, Special Features, Quizzes and
Crosswords, and an
Almanac and Reference with demographic, education, and economic
Internet African American History Challenge (Brightmoments.com;
Domain Registrant--Philip B. Davis, Rochester, NY)
interactive, and "open book" quiz, which evaluates your
knowledge of African American History. (Quiz-takers can use links
listed within a side-by-side frame to answer specific questions.)
World Book Encyclopedia
and Learning Resources (World Book, Inc., Chicago, IL):