This Special Presentation of the Library of Congress
exhibition, The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full
Citizenship, showcases the Library's incomparable African
American collections. The exhibit explores black America's
quest for equality from the early national period through the
African-American Pamphlets from the
A. P. Murray Collection, 1880 - 1920, contains 351 rare
pamphlets offering insight into attitudes and ideas of
African-Americans between Reconstruction and the First World War.
(A presentation from the Rare Book and Special Collections
Division of the Library of Congress.)
Information on African American performers and composers and on the music forms they influenced, especially opera, art songs and spiritual arrangements. The site includes extensive bibliographies, biographies and music links.
A list of on-line information storage sites that contain a significant amount of information relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues around the world, either in files or conferences.
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo A touring Black Rodeo dedicated to all the black cowboys
and cowgirls of the past who helped shape the West and
those of today who help to keep the spirit of the West alive.
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame A charitable organization whose goal is to educate the
public about the much overlooked impact Native American,
African American and Hispanic American cowboys had on the
development of the southwestern United States as well as
provide family entertainment.
An evolving portal site where Internet visitors can learn, participate, and contribute to a site that is dedicated to teaching about the many people, events, and institutions who have and are creating the rich tapestry we call black history.
A searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves,
slaveholders, and free people of color.
Documenting the American South:
The Church in the Southern Black Community The Church in the Southern Black Community" traces how
Southern African Americans experienced and transformed
Protestant Christianity into the central institution of
In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. This suit began an eleven-year legal fight that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued a landmark decision declaring that Scott remain a slave. This decision contributed to rising tensions between the free and slave states just before the American Civil War.
The right to participate in politics was hard won for
African-American Texans. After emancipation, African-Americans
were still denied the right to vote or to hold political
office. It was not until Reconstruction of the former
Confederate states began that African-Americans were able to
register to vote and participate in political life.
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau, was established in the War Department by an act of March 3, 1865. The Bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen.
A project to help establish self-sustaining Freeman Black History Galleries in
communities across America & selected cities internationally, to educate and
inspire young people of all ages. Part of the project includes the
Black History collection and the
book/film Return to Glory
A subset of The Internet History Sourcebooks Project, a world wide web
project designed to provide easy access to primary sources and other
teaching materials in a non-commercial environment. The site contains
links to articles, maps, book excerpts, quotes, commentaries and
resources on Africa. It was developed and is edited by Paul Halsall
with the aid of numerous other contributors.
Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration
The Paul Robeson 100th Birthday Committee, in conjunction with
Columbia College in Chicago, has created a web resource
dedicated to studying, teaching, and celebrating
the life of Paul Robeson, the famous African-American
athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the civil rights.
Before Rosewood, there was Greenwood. Known for it's prosperity, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was know as the Black Wall Street of America. In three days of the worst race riot in our nation's history, aside from countless lives, more than 1,000 homes, scores of black-owned businesses and churches in a 35 block area were lost.
phillyBurbs.com tribute to Benjamin Banneker, Richard Allen, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, Guion Bluford, Charles Drew, Miles Davis and Jackie Robinson and others.
The Underground Railroad
Aboard the Underground Railroad (by The National Park Service)
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
introduces anyone interested in African American history to
the fascinating people and places associated with the
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The Center educates the public about the historic struggle to
abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people.
The Freedom Center teaches lessons of courage and cooperation
from Underground Railroad history to promote collaborative
learning, dialogue and action in order to inspire today's
Du Bois Central UMass Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Links to resources in the Department of Special Collections
and University Archives at UMass Amherst relating to W.E.B.
Du Bois, his life, and legacy.