Crediting Black History Month Web Links
Many sites, subdivided by topic.
United States Colored Troops
A database of over 230,000 names of African Americans who served
in the Union Army in the Civil War. This is part of a larger site
from the National Parks Service, the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
Systems. Includes 180 histories of USCT units/regiments and links
to the most significant battles in which they fought.
Celebrating Black History Month
Links provided by a community in southern Cook County, Illinois.
Pathfinder Celebrates Black History Through the Ages
Includes a virtual art exhibit by some of the 20th century's leading
African-American artists, a poll about the most influential black
men and women of the 20th century, links to more black history
Yahoo Internet Life Celebrates Black History Month
Links, interviews, and a special feature on Martin Luther King,
Gale Salutes Black History Month
Sponsored by a commercial publishing company. Feature: Black History
Resource Center which includes a quiz, a biography section, a
timeline of African-American history, an activity section, and
excerpts from The Schomberg Center Guide to Black Literature.
Each day of the month, there is a question about black history.
Internet Resources for Students of Afro-American History
Part of a larger list of Internet sites developed by the Rutgers
Celebrate Black History Month 1998
Sections include "Biographies of African American Leaders,"
African American Collection
Sections include "Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement,"
"Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the
Web," "History," "The African-American Mosaic"
(Library of Congress), "The Internet African American History
Challenge" (a black history quiz), and "Biographical
Profiles of Some Important 19th Century African Americans."
(Sponsorship of this site not given.)
African-American Mosaic Exhibition
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.
Mississippi 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 sites include Adonis Productions'
Black Pioneers page (with pages on African-American pioneers in
all fields), Great Day In Harlem (jazz), Mississippi State's AfriGeneas
genealogy mailing list and Web site, Small Towns-Black Lives in
New Jersey, African American pioneers in Kentucky law, and the
International Museum of the Horse's Buffalo Soldier pages. Full
text documents include Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a
Dream" speech, Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery,
Frederick Douglass' Autobiography and My Escape from
Slavery, and Henry David Thoreau's "A Plea for Captain
John Brown" and "Slavery in Massachussetts", among
others. The site also contains African-American bibliographies
in the arts, education, history, and science, as well as pointers
to other African-American sites.
African American History Page
This page is sponsored by radio stations KLRT/KASN, Little Rock,
Arkansas. Site constructed by Kelly Franklin..
A Deeper Shade of History
Developed by Charles Isbell and Mike Bowen. Sponsored by CLIMB,
"a collaboration of like-minded individuals who seek to improve
the accuracy and content of historical and cultural artifacts
on the Internet. In particular, CLIMB aspires to be a central
jumpstation for individuals and organizations interested in Black
content on the Web." The site's primary offiering is "This
Week in Black History."
Black History Page
"This page was born out of the inspiration of the "Million
Man March." It will attempt to highlight a person of color,
organization, or event which has contributed to the global community."
Universal Black Pages: History Section
The Universal Black Pages, created and developed through the efforts
of members of the Black Graduate Students Association at Georgia
Tech University, is a comprehensive page of pointers to subjects
related to "the African Diaspora."
The African American Journey
To celebrate Black History Month, World Book has assembled
here a comprehensive look at the struggle for freedom by African
Americans. USA Today Hot Sites calls it "Interactive
learning at its best." Sections: "From Africa to America,"
"From Slavery to Freedom," "Early Years of Freedom"
(through World War II), "The Civil Rights Movement,"
and "A Brief History of Black History Month."
Daniel A. 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
Excerpts from Slave Narratives
There are many excerpts in this collection. The site was developed
by Steven Mintz of the University of Houston.
Martin Luther King Papers Project
"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.
African American Bibliography: History.
Developed by the University of the State of New York, the New
York State Education Department, and the New York State Library.
Afro-American Sources 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.
Third 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.
American Slave Narratives
Developed by the University of Virginia, brings to the Internet
transcripts of interviews conducted in the 1930s by writers employed
by the Works Progress Administration. The material here represents
a small sample of the 2,300 interviews conducted by the WPA writers.
The complete transcripts are available in printed form in The
American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, edited by George P.
Rawick (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972-79). (Other transcripts
from the collection are available on a Web site provided by the
Library of Congress.)
Documenting the American South Project
This site, subtitled, "The Southern Experience in 19th-Century
America," was developed by the Academic Affairs Library of
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documents present
primary sources documenting the culture of the American South
from the viewpoint of Southerners. Includes several slave narratives,
with more to come.
Other Great Migrations: African-Americans in the West
Part of a larger site, WestWeb, developed by Catherine Lavender,
Professor of History, Staten Island College, CUNY. Includes primary
source texts, secondary source texts, bibliographies, and images.
Site has works by and about black writers and non-black writers
who have written about some aspect of the African-American experience
through time. Includes links to many significant historical and
literary works. Developed by the Department of American Studies,
Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
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
Harlem Renaissance Page
Consists of an introduction plus links. "This page is one
of many maintained by Scott Williams for The Circle Association."
Stamp on Black History
Information about African Americans in United States history who
have been honored on postage stamps.
Negro Leagues Baseball Online Archives
Takes one back in time to the other side of the "American
Pastime." Goes beyond a historical narrative of the Negro
Leagues to provide "the faces and personal tales that, when
stitched together, make up the 75-year tradition of the Negro
Leagues." Thirty players are detailed through photos, biographical
sketches and statistics. There are histories of individual teams
plus anecdotes from the Black Ball News, a one-time newspaper
devoted to the Negro Leagues.
National Civil 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.
Afro-Americ@'s Black History Museum
Afro-Americ@, a service of the Afro-American Newspaper Company
of Baltimore, Maryland, has made available this interactive set
of exhibits highlighting important events and people in African
American History. Exhibits include "Black Resistance: Slavery
in the US," "Tuskegee Airmen: The First Black Combat
Pilots in America," "Jackie Robinson," "The
Black Panther Party," "Black or White: The Environment
of the 20s and 30s When Black America Was on a Binge to Undo its
Blackness by Concentrating on Making itself as White as it Could
Be," "The Million Man March," "The Scottsboro
Boys," and "This is Our War: A Compilation of Articles
Written by AFRO Correspondents While Following Black American
Troops During World War II." The exhibits are accompanied
by articles and graphics from issues of the Baltimore Afro-American
newspaper. Requires Quicktime.
African-American Issues: The Black Collegian Online: African-American Interest Articles
Several of the links are to materials about African-American history.
Portrait of Black Chicago
This site, from the National Archives and Records Administration,
contains nineteen annotated photos by John H. White, a Chicago
newspaper photographer, taken for the Environmental Protection
Agency's DOCUAMERICA project in the 1970s. They provide a "slice
of life" of African-American Chicago in the early 1970s.
Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate
Developed by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Nine documents in the National Archives, most of them telegrams
and letters from Robinson to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson,
and Nixon. There are also quotations by Robinson about civil rights
and some teaching materials geared to secondary school students.
(Part of a larger site, The Digital Classroom,
which has primary source materials on other topics in United States
African Americans in the Sciences
Links to biographies
Black Quest: Power Resource Links
Comprehensive list of links to many useful sites.
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."
Encarta Schoolhouse's Black History Month Page
In addition to the Politics section, there are other sections on Arts, Education, Literature, Science, and Sports. There are links to articles in Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia (most pitched to a tenth-grade reader) and links to other black history sites.
The History Channel: Celebrating Black History Month
Links to many biographical articles plus a special feature on
the Port Chicago disaster and mutiny of 1944.
NetNoir Online--The Black Network: Black History Month
Features a section titled, "Birth of our Civilization."
(More episodes may be added later.)
CityView Salutes Black History Month
Sections: "Political & Civil Rights Leaders," "Educational
& Literary Leaders," and "Sports & Entertainment
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).
Black History Month: A Celebration
Information on the history of Black History Month plus biographical
articles on important African-American leaders in United States
Harriett Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Text of this famous memoir, plus other information about Jacobs,
her times, slavery, etc.
The Underground Railroad
Site hosted by the Division of Education of the University of
California Davis. High school level. Includes information about
the Underground Railroad and associated topics, personal narratives,
selections from literature, some music, maps, a bibliography,
and links to other sites.
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