The Rise and Fall of
This PBS site has useful timelines, interviews and personal narratives, and links to important legislation and events that shaped segregation in America.
The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. This is an online guide to an ongoing exhibit at the library. Includes text and pictures from the exhibit.
State University African American History Archive
The Mississippi State University African American History Archive is a great place to start for pointers to African-American history sites, as well as an excellent repository of African-American history primary documents. The site is divided into 3 sections: articles, e-books and links. Each section has a great diversity of information and the site makes for interesting browsing.
Part of the American Memory collection, this site contains more than 2000 items including 1600 images concerning "Douglass's life as an escaped slave, abolitionist, editor, orator, and public servant."
P. Murray Pamphlet Collection
This collection, a part of the Library of Congress American Memory site, presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900. Among the authors represented are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love.
Besides the useful external links, this site includes timelines, reserch guides, lists of major newspapers, journals and magazines plus an extensive collection of primary documents from 1724 - 2009
from the Federal Writers Project 1936 - 1938
More than 2300 first person accounts of slavery and 500 images. Database is searchable keyword, state, and name. You might also look at the Voices from the Days of Slavery.
Martin Luther King
"The Martin Luther King Papers Project," an on-line archive at Stanford University of primary documents written during King's life and secondary documents written about him. Links to articles, biographical material, a chronology of events, and the full text of some of his speeches. Also, information on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
Developed by the University of the State of New York, the New York State Education Department, and the New York State Library.
in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts
The publication, edited by Michael Plunkett, has the distinction of being the first book published on the Internet by a university press. In addition to detailed descriptions of the holdings of twenty-six collections in Virginia, this guide includes 18 historical photographs and images of key manuscripts.
Person, First Person
Subtitle, is "Slave Voices From The Special Collections Library Broadside Collection, Special Collections Library, Duke University." Based on an exhibit at Perkins Library, Duke University, in November and December, 1995.
Quarterly Black Review of Books
The Quarterly Black Review of Books is a site that reviews the latest in black fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books. It also includes a feature section, as well as a guide to black classics by author, a listing of works of significant black writers including W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker.
Takes one back in time to the other side of the "American Pastime." You might also want to look at another useful site on the Negro Baseball Leagues
Rights Museum Web Site
Basic information about the museum, located in the Lorraine Motel, Memphis. Among the more useful sections: "Virtual Tour," and "About the Museum." Also has a link to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. You might also want to look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Black Facts Online
At this site, produced by Inner City Software, one can look up black history facts for every day of the year, perform full-text searches for black history information, find out what black people were born on one's birthday, etc. Claims to be "Your Internet Resource for Black History Information."
Africans in America:
America's Journey Through Slavery
Based on the PBS series of the same name. There are four topics: "The Terrible Transformations," "Revolution," "Brotherly Love," and "Judgment Day." Each topic is subdivided into a narrative section, a resource bank, and a teacher's guide. The resource bank is divided into "People and Events," Historical Documents," and "Modern Voices" (interpretive essays).
Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Text of this famous memoir, plus other information about Jacobs, her times, slavery, etc.
This site includes 7 different sections which include useful manuscripts, photos, issues of William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and other interesting artifacts.