Selected Web Sites Compiled by Kathy Wheeler and Cubie Joor

For guides to print information in the library on this topic, see African-American Literature and African-American Studies.

Megasites

African American Web Connection
AfricaBib: contains the African Women's Bibliographic Database and the Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature.
AfricaFocus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent: image and sound collection
Afro American Web Ring
African Studies Center : a very thorough site from the University of Pennsylvania
American Studies Web: reference and research sources on African Americans
BlackQuest
Javanoir: a Selected Guide to African American Resources on the Internet
Resources in Black Studies
Roadmap to African-American Resources: classified by the Library of Congress system
Soul Search: an Internet Search Engine
Universal Black Pagesto top of page

Africa

Africa Data Dissemination Service
Africa Renewal Online: from the United Nations Department of Public Information
Africa South of the Sahara: searchable.
African Journals Online: citations and abstracts
African National Congress
African Studies Quarterly: online full-text journal.
African Timelines: covers the history of Africa from ancient times to the present.
AllAfrica
Country Specific Pages: provides information (including flags) and Internet resources on African countries
East Africa Living Encyclopedia: contains profiles and other information about East African countries.
The Story of Africa: history of Africa from "the dawn of time." to top of page

History

NOTE: For materials on slavery alone, see Slavery.

Africa Research Central: primary source material.
African-American Issues: articles on people and history from the Black Collegian.
African American Mosaic: a resource guide for studying African American history and culture from the Library of Congress.
African American Perspectives: from the Library of Congress. Pamphlets that covers African American history and culture from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
African Timelines: covers the history of Africa from ancient times to the present.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Buffalo Soldiers on the Western Frontier
Colored Patriots of the Revolution: by W. C. Nell, 1855.
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights
Internet African American History Challenge: interactive quiz along with profiles of important people.
Jouvert: a Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project: Includes photo gallery and sound library.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Museum of African American History: check out the Black Heritage Trail® and the Museums links to other sources.
National Civil Rights Museum
The North Star: a Journal of African-American Religious History: full-text, web-based, peer reviewed journal.
Our Shared History: from the National Parks Service.
Race, Racism and the Law: includes cases, excerpts from law review articles and bibliographies.
Timeline of African American History, 1852 - 1880
Timeline of African American History, 1881 - 1900
Timeline of African American History, 1901 - 1925
Timeline of Selected Events of the Civil Rights Movement
Virginia Black History Archivesto top of page

Literature

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century: Digital collection of full-text works.
Callaloo: online journal; table of contents access. Full-text available to USA faculty, staff and students through JSTOR.
Classic African American Literature: full-text poems, essays, journals and other writings.
Harlem Renaissance: chapter 9 of PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide.
Jouvert: a Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Voices from the Gap: Women Writers of Color
Writing Black: writing both by and about African Americans.
Zora Neale Hurstonto top of page

News

African American Newspapers: divided by state
Black Collegian Online
Exodus Newsmagazine
Indianapolis Recorder: the 3rd oldest African-American publication in the United States.
Insight to top of page

Organizations

African National Congress
NAACP
National Urban League: searchable. to top of page

People

African Americans: extensive links from Digital Librarian
BlackList: list of important black gays and lesbians. includes short biographical info on each one.
Booker T. Washington Papers Online: free access to full-text
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Biographical Sketch
I Have a Dream: the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech.
Letter from Birmingham Jail: text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter.
Madam C.J. Walker
Malcolm X: an Islamic Perspective: includes a timeline of his life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Chronology: timeline of the events in his life.
William Grant Still: the life of the composer.to top of page

Research and Education

African American Education: articles from the Atlantic Monthly.
African-American Records: from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era in Alabama
African Journals Online: citations and abstracts
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Black Panther Newspaper Collection: articles from the Black Panther, 1968 - 1969
Center for Electronic Resources in African Studies: digital scholarly works.
Journal of Negro Education: refereed journal from Howard University. Available on JSTOR
Jouvert: a Journal of Postcolonial Studies
The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Center for Nonviolent Social Change: the official MLK site.
The North Star: a Journal of African-American Religious History: full-text, web-based, peer reviewed journal.
QBR: fiction and non-fiction
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to top of page

Science

Black Inventors A to Z
Blacks in Technology: Past and Present: so far, mostly past. Provides a bibliography of print resources under "The Missing Picture."
Faces of Science: African Americans in the sciences.
Philip Emeagwali: site for the Nigerian scientist and inventor.
Women Scientists: entries have portraits and biographical information. to top of page

Slavery

Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism
Documenting the American South: includes slave narratives.
Emancipation Proclamation
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Fugitive Slave Act 1850: from Yale University's Avalon Project
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: includes slave bibliographies and life histories
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: online book about Harriet Jacobs.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Third Person, First Person: an exhibit of  documents and images from Duke University Library's Special Collections.
The Underground Railroad in Rochester, New Yorkto top of page

Women

Retrieving African American Women's History: Manuscript Sources at the Special Collections Library, Duke Univ.
Womanist Theory and Research: online journal.
Women Scientists: from the Faces of Science project. to top of page