African American Community and Culture
Black History & Classical Music
Composers and musicians of African descent.
To Live Like a Slave
A reenactment of the lives of blacks who inhabited slave quarters in 1770.
Slave Quarters at Carter’s Grove
How slaves lived in 19th century Virginia.
African American experiences in colonial America.
Colonial African-American Life
A historical almanac of life in colonial America.
Online exhibition of life in Harlem.
Black History Month in Britain
Links to Black History from the BBC.
African American History in Massachusetts
Links to Black History in Massachusetts
African American Churches
Links to African American churches across the United States.
An African American comic strip.
African American Odyssey
A collection of African American exhibits from the Library of Congress
Negro League Baseball
Learn about the history of the league.
Black College Sports Online
Keep updated with sports news from American Black colleges
50 great works from African-American art and culture
Here are just a few of the NAACPs hundreds and thousands of courageous moments that involved everyone from school children to laborers to professionals to presidents to just ordinary men and women, who decided to champion what’s right and just on an extraordinary level…
History of the National Urban League
The National Urban League, which has played so pivotal a role in the 20th Century Freedom Movement, grew out of that spontaneous grassroots movement for freedom and opportunity that came to be called the Black Migrations
Database of Servitude and Emancipation Records (1722-1863)
Search the Servitude and Emancipation Records database from the Illinois State Archives
Virginia Black History Archives
The Virginia Black History Archives (VBHA) Project is an attempt to help document the history of African Americans in the Richmond and central Virginia area.
Black History Sea Coast, New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s black history begins in Portsmouth in 1645.
Culture & Change – Black History in America
Explore Black culture and change in America
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
This is a compilation of printed texts from the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life.
Black History Month
Black History articles from South Carolina educational television.
Sears Black History Month
Salute to African American culture.
Buffalo Soldiers on the Western Frontier
Over 180,000 African-Americans served in the Union Army during the Civil War. This is their story.
Unchained Memories – Readings From the Slave Narratives
Premiers February 10, 8pm on HBO.
Your Guide to African American History and Culture
From Sojourner Truth to Jacob Lawrence, discover the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience.
African Music Encyclopedia
Important Cities in Black History
Atlanta to Washington, DC: landmarks in African-American history
A Historical Overview of Blacks in the National Hockey League
History of African Americans in the National Hockey League
In this Web site explore objects that attest to Africa’s striking diversity and long history. Listen as Africans talk about their lives and cultures. Discover your connections to Africa.
Center for Black Music for Black Music Research (CBMR)
The CBMR is devoted to research, preservation and dissemination of information about the history of black music on a global scale.
The Confessions of Nat Turner
In the most important and best-documented slave insurrection in Southern history, Nat Turner, son of an African-born slave mother in Southampton County, Virginia, led an uprising of sixty or seventy slaves.
African-American History and Culture Items List
A collection of historic papers from African-American history.
African American Perspectives
The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection present a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacob's story of what it was like to be born and reared in slavery.
On-line Archival Collections. Letters and memoirs of slaves in the South
American Slave Narratives
An online anthology of interviews of over 2,300 former slaves.
A historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. From the beginning of the slave trade through the Civil Rights movement, to the present.
African American Organizations
African American organizations in the United States.
Mobility of Black America
African American experience in the United States has led to a variety of migrations through the last few centuries. Many of the migrations have been prompted by economic or social change and result in the establishment of unique ethnic identities in all regions of the United States. The below resources are a sampling of cultural and historical resources.
The Two Nations of Black America
This special report from Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reviews the thirty years since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. and includes interviews with Julian Bond, Quincy Jones, and Jesse Jackson.
Our Black Heritage
Historical African American Documents