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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...
Mapping the African American Past

The Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) project, produced by a team of researchers and specialists at Columbia University, offers a marriage of African American history and geography in New York City. The project was funded by JPMorganChase, and it allows users to navigate through sites of importance to the African American community throughout the city's past. New visitors may wish to start...
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...
Content, Context, and Capacity

This compelling collection from the North Carolina State University Libraries Digital Collection group brings together materials related to the African-American experience at the university in the late 20th century. The collection contains 445 items including newsletters, informal posters, correspondence, and faculty notes among other things. Visitors can search the items by format, topic,...
National African American Photographic Archive

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...
The University of Iowa Libraries: Patrobas Cassius Robinson Collection

Patrobas Cassius Robinson was a student at the University of Iowa from 1923 to 1927 and his accounts of his experience offer a rare glimpse into African American student life at Iowa in the early 20th century. His scrapbooks and papers were digitized by the University of Iowa Libraries and are available for general perusal here. Visitors can look through his 38-page scrapbook, along with his...
The HistoryMakers

Founded in 1999, the HistoryMakers has always been committed to recording and making accessible the experiences of African Americans. Readers may want to begin with the biographies featured on the home page. At the time of this writing, these included interviews with artists, educators, business people, entertainers, doctors, and other Black Americans who have made an impact in their fields. There...
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Many recollections of United States government and history fail to paint an accurate and inclusive account of the complete "American identity." IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas seeks to remedy this by highlighting "the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry." The exhibition showcases how "African-Native American people were...
Black History Buff Podcast

Black History Buff Podcast is "more than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends." Host King Kurus launched the show in 2018 and credits his son as his inspiration. Episodes range in time and theme, from short clips about Black activists and scholars to slightly-longer shows sharing African history and...
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