African American History Resources
The Black Fives Foundation researches,
preserves, promotes, and teaches the history of African American
participation in basketball. In particular, its focus is on the many
all-black teams that played from the early 1900s through the
late-1940s, prior to the racial integration of pro basketball, a period
they call the Black Fives Era. You can also read Claude Johnson's very
interesting blog and buy a pair of basketball shoes.
This is the place to start for black
history on the web. BlackPast.org is dedicated to providing
reference materials to the general public on six centuries of African
American history. It includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of
famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary
documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the
18th Century to the present. There are also links to hundreds of
websites that address the history of African Americans including major
black museums and archival research centers in the United States and
Canada. In addition to all the other wonderful material, you'll
want to check out African
American History in the American West
to get a view of black history that you won't find anywhere else.
The African-American Mosaic
The Mosaic is the
first resource guide to the Library of Congress's African-American
collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in
the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range, size, and
variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals,
prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.
Amistad Research Center
Amistad is among
the largest of the nation's repositories specializing in the history of
African Americans. Papers of African Americans and records of
organizations and institutions of the African American community make
up about 90 percent of the Center's holdings. The other 10 percent,
significant in number and content, contains documentation on Native
Americans, Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Asian Americans, European
immigrants, and Appalachian whites. Check out the IMLS digital project.
of Black Women Historians
place to start for those who are serious about studying Black women's
history, the ABWH site includes links, bibliographies, and other
Images and Exhibits
have so many links to images and exhibits that explore African American
History, we have had to create separate pages for all of them! Click on
a link below and start exploring.
If you want more images, check
out our guide to Image Research Online.
Virtually every site listed there contains images of African Americans
as well. The sites listed on the sub-pages are simply the places with
the largest collections of images of African Americans.