Black History Internet Resources and Suggested Readings
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Reference Department - Office 110
Black History Subcategories:
African American History - Annotated list of links to web sites covering African American history from the University of Washington.
American Memory Project - (Library of Congress American Folklore Center) Former slaves tell their stories.
Black History Month - Information about Black History Month from the U.S. Department of State which includes a link to the most current Black History Month.
In Motion: the African American Migration Experience - (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library) Focuses on the self motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds.
King Center - was established in 1966 by Coretta Scott King dedicated to advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
NAACP - Web Site for the National Association for Colored People. Important historical and general information.
African American Mosaic - Resource guide from the Library of Congress for the study of African American history.
Africans in America - Excellent PBS site that follows the story of slavery in America through biographies, narratives, images, documents, and commentaries.
Black History from Gale Group - Thomson Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: read biographies of significant African American individuals, take a Black History Month quiz, follow a timeline of events that helped shape African American heritage, enjoy activities taken from the Black History Month Resource Book, and explore African American literature.
The Encyclopedia Britanica's Guide to Black History - beautiful site with lots to explore through the Eras in Black History, a timeline, articles, and audiovisuals.
Howard University African Americans Selected Links - excellent University guide.
Infoplease Black History Month Guide -Guide to many aspects of African American and history and culture.
New York Times Black History Month Guide- This guide is helpful for teachers of K-12 grades for lesson plans.
Poynter Institute Guide for Black History Month- Excellent guide that includes biographies of Black Press figures.
African American Odyssey - Exhibit from the Library of Congress that covers 200 years of struggle from slavery to the fight for full citizenship.
Archives of African American Music and Culture - This web site from Indiana University is dedicated to the dissemination of information about African American music and culture.
Celebrate! Black History Month - Exhibit from the History Channel.
Celebrating Black History - exhibit from Time.com.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - This New York Public Library site includes online exhibits, digital sources and guides.
Smithsonian: African American History and Culture- Links from the Smithsonian Institution for African American history and exhibits.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project - This site at Stanford University includes speeches, papers, articles, and other primary and secondary historical items about Dr. King.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute - provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate's life and the movements he inspired. The Institute's endowment supports programs that serve as an enduring link between Stanford's research resources and King's dream of global peace with social justice.
African American History Month Additional Links- An excellent list of links from the U.S. Department of State.
African American Literature: Voices of Slavery and Freedom - (from World Book) Describes authors and literature with links to sample.
Black History Month Resources - A list of links from Tennessee Technical University.
Patchwork of African American Life - a list of six links that teach Black History.
Yahoo! African American History - Links to important events in African American History.
Yahoo! African Americans - Links to biographies about African America.
Yahoo! Civil Rights Movement - Links to biographies of people important to the Civil Rights Movement.
The New York Public Library African American desk reference. - REF E185 .N57 1999
Encyclopedia of African American culture and history. - REF E185 .E54 1996 v. 1-5.
Encyclopedia of African American Society. - REF E185 .E546 2005 v. 1-2.
General stacks and periodicals
African American life in the rural South, 1900-1950 [electronic resource] - eBook - E185.6 .A257 2003 EB
The Black Arts Movement : literary nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s. - PS153.N5 S56 2005
Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists. - N6538.N5 F27 2005
Freedom's sword : the NAACP and the struggle against racism in America , 1909-1969. - E185.5.N276 J66 2005
I am a man! : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement. - E185.61 .E76 2005
No coward soldiers : Black cultural politics and postwar America - E185.6 .M3625 2005
The civil rights revolution : events and leaders, 1955-1968. - E185.61 .S315 2004
Liberation historiography [electronic resource] : African American writers and the challenge of history, 1794-1861 [electronic resource] -ebook - E184.65 .E76 2004 EB
Race, culture, and the intellectuals, 1940-1970. - E185.61 .K557 2004
Black power : radical politics and African American identity. - E185.615 .O34 2005
Rip it up : the Black experience in rock'n'roll. - ML3534 .R54 2004
Check it while I wreck it : Black womanhood, hip hop culture, and the public sphere. - E185.86 .P666 2004
Festivals of freedom : memory and meaning in African American emancipation celebrations, 1808-1915. - E453 .K33 2003
Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves. - E441 .B47 2003
The Negro leagues, 1869-1960. - GV875 .N35 H43 2003
The Journal of African American history. [serial]
Claiming kin : confronting the history of an African American family - E185.97 .S38 2002
"Face Zion forward" : first writers of the Black Atlantic, 1785-1798 - PS647 .A35 F47 2002
Out of sight : the rise of African American popular music, 1889-1895. - ML3479 .A2 2003
Black Texas women : 150 years of trial and triumph. - E185.93.T4 W55 1995
Black Texas women : a sourcebook : documents, biographies, timeline. - E185.93.T4 W56 1996
Black pioneers : images of the Black experience on the North American frontier. - E185.925 .R38 1997
African American literary criticism, 1773 to 2000. - PS153.N5 A33 1999
African American music : an introduction. - ML3556 .S87 1998
The origins of African American literature, 1680-1865. - PS153 .N5 B78 2001
American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. - E185.63 .B93 2001