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View Resource The Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide to Black History

Encyclopedia Britannica's online guide to African American History is arranged as a timeline, split into 5 sections, and covers the years 1619-1997. Each section is further divided into two general subsections: topic and biography. Topics include slavery and politics, civil rights and politics, arts and entertainment, and religion, among others. The strength of the site is the number of entries,...

https://www.britannica.com/topic/African-American-History-Mo...
View Resource American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology

This site provides a glimpse into the richness of African American History. American Slave Narratives, provided by the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia, contains a small sample of WPA (Works Progress Administration) interviews with former slaves conducted between 1936 and 1938. The small selections from twelve interviews are interesting in that the WPA interviewers tried to...

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/wpa/wpahome.html
View Resource Infoplease.com Black History Month

Infoplease.com has assembled this collection of resources and features to honor Black History Month. Each day in February the site will post a biography of a distinguished individual and a special feature. In addition, the site offers statistics and figures, a Civil Rights Timeline, a reading list of black literature, information about black personalities of note (politics, arts, and sports),...

https://www.infoplease.com/history/black-history
View Resource Hall of Black Achievement Gallery

A project of Bridgewater State College, the Hall of Black Achievement (HOBA). is a repository of the significant achievements and contributions of African Americans, Cape Verdeans, and Hispanics of African descent. The mission of the HOBA is to "discover, detail, and disclose the significant achievements and contributions of people of color." HOBA also serves as a forum for research, discussion,...

https://vc.bridgew.edu/hoba/
View Resource Black Facts Online

Black Facts Online is a free service provided by Inner-City Software, founded by MIT graduate Kenneth Granderson. At Black Facts Online, visitors can find out numerous facts dealing with African American history, along with searching for facts by date and keywords. One sample search on the words "Angela Davis" revealed numerous facts about the well-known activist, scholar, and author. Each fact...

https://www.blackfacts.com/
View Resource The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

A wonderful collection of biographies and information on the many contributions of African American scientists are available at this site. Fields of work highlighted include biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, genetics, meteorology, geology, oceanography, and several other sciences. Continually updated, the site offers many new contributions since its last review, including...

https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/faces.html
View Resource African American History Month

February is African American History Month, and, as the Library of Congress site notes, it's an area of history that should be incorporated into all discussions about American history. The Library of Congress listened to its own advice and created this most useful site to help students, teachers, and others to do just that. Visitors can read about a number of notable African Americans, including...

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
View Resource DuBoisopedia

Housed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois are an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in American history. Recently, the University decided to develop a comprehensive online encyclopedia titled "DuBoisopedia". The hope is that such a volume will "capture the details, both large and small, that together made up Du Bois's life and times." With this...

http://scua.library.umass.edu/duboisopedia/doku.php
View Resource The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The History Makers organization and the Carnegie Mellon University Informedia Project came together to bring this trove of 310 African American video oral history interviews to the general public. The HistoryMakers group started their oral history interviews in 1999, and over the next six years they interviewed Marian Wright Edelman, Julian Bond, and other prominent individuals in the African...

https://www.thehistorymakers.org/
View Resource Oxford African American Studies Center: Focus on Women and Literature

The Oxford African American Studies Center has created this website to house its comprehensive collection of scholarship documenting the many and varied experiences that make up African and African American history and culture. Along with over 10,000 articles, 2,500 images, and 200 maps, the site features an excellent "Focus On" series each month, in which the editors compile various short...

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http://www.oxfordaasc.com/public/features/archive/0906/index...
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