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African Americans -- Social life and customs

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View Resource This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys

The diverse forms and expressions of African-American faith and spirituality are sometimes underappreciated, a situation that this particular six-part documentary, developed by PBS, hopes to rectify. This Web site, a companion to "This Far by Faith," provides a host of information about these many experiences, beginning with African slaves brought to America and continuing to the present day....

http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/
View Resource African Burial Ground

As the city of New York has grown up, out, and over an increasingly vast area of land during the past few centuries, various sites of human activity and habitation have become one of the many layers that continue to interest urbanologists, sociologists, planners, and anthropologists. One such layer is the African burial ground that was found in lower Manhattan in 1991, and which has been...

http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/afb/shell.html
View Resource Swag Diplomacy: Black Travel Memoirs

Professor Stephanie Evans of Clark Atlanta University has created this very compelling website to tell the travel stories of a wide range of African Americans. Using a mapping tool, Professor Evans worked with 200 different travel narratives to create an interactive map of visited locations. Visitors can use the site to learn about the travelers' impressions of different places, with the hope that...

http://viewshare.org/views/drevans/swag-diplomacy-black-trav...
View Resource National African American Photographic Archive Screenshot

This glorious collection is a collaborative effort between the University Libraries, University of Memphis and Ampro Industries, Inc. of Memphis. The project's goal is "to collect, scan, and make available to the public photographs and informative metadata illustrating the daily and work lives and social activities of African Americans." Currently the project has over 450 items that are searchable...

http://catalogquicksearch.memphis.edu/iii/cpro/CollectionVie...
View Resource Robert E. Williams Photographs, 1872-1898 Screenshot

Robert E. Williams was an African-American photographer who had his own studio in Augusta, Georgia from 1888 to 1908. During this period Williams took thousands of photos documenting domestic life, dwellings, baptism rituals, harvesting and transporting cotton, vehicles and transportation, and family life. The staff members at the University of Georgia have curated this collection of 84 images...

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hargrett/williams/