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African Studies Internet Resources
This expansive site has many research-oriented links. Includes links to internet catalogs of top African-American libraries, web based newsletters, a directory of top scholars devoted to African studies, and on-line art galleries. Part of the WWW Virtual Library.

Art and Music
The Anacostia Community Museum
As the Smithsonian Institution's museum of African American history and culture, the Museum explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American perspective. The On-line Academy is a virtual learning environment that features links to resources, information on artifacts in our collections, and streaming video presentations from leading scholars in fields related to the discovery, interpretation, and preservation of African American history and material culture.

Archives of African American Music and Culture
Established in 1991, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era.

Black Film Center/Archive
The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience.

California African American Museum
Treasures of African American art, history and culture, designed to enhance the public's knowledge of the African American's contribution to society both past and present. Includes links to history sections.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
This site contains resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world, specializing in the America and Caribbean. Includes a large photo gallery, multimedia archives, and some detailed descriptions of exhibits. Part of the New York Public Library.

African-American Women Online Archival Collections
Biographical and documentary evidence about African-American women plus links to other sites at Duke University and across the web. This is a project of the Special Collections Library at Duke University this site was rated among the top humanities websites by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

Getting Word: The Monticello African American Oral History Project
The Getting Word oral history project at Monticello locates and records the oral histories of the descendants of Monticelloís enslaved families.

Civil Rights
Civil Rights Documentation Project
Expansive site dedicated to documenting the civil rights era. Provides a bibliography of oral history interviews on the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, timelines, and interviews.

Data Sets
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the US and other nations. Contains surveys and statistical comparisons both domestic and international.

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart and its students, volunteers and members endeavor to preserve and protect our right to self-govern in the face of campaigns, parties and the special interests who's increasing control and manipulation of information strikes at the heart of our democracy.

Roper Center
Founded in 1947, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. The Center exists to promote the intelligent, responsible and imaginative use of public opinion in addressing the problems faced by Americans and citizens of other nations.

Early History
Africans in America (PBS Series)
The Africans in America Web site is a companion to Africans in America, a six-hour public television series. The web site chronicles the history of racial slavery in the United States from the 16th century to the end of the Civil War in 1865. Examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery.

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
This web site provides an opportunity to read a sample of narratives given by former slaves to the Works Progress Administration writers and to see some of the photographs taken at the time of the interviews. Also contains a links section and audio files. A project of the American hypertext workshop at the University of Virginia.

Freedman and Southern Society History Project
The Freedmen and Southern Society Project was established in 1976 to depict the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners. A project of the University of Maryland designed to improve pre-collegiate curriculums.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
This center is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction. This is a project of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

The Menare Foundation
The Menare Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Underground Railroad history, historic sites and environments and to the creation of associated educational programs.

Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
This site is designed to conduct and disseminate research to policymakers, educators, the media, and the general public toward improving the educational opportunities and outcomes of African Americans from preschool through adulthood.

Shattering the Silences (PBS Series)
This 90-minute documentary explores issues of faculty diversity in American higher education in the mid-1990s, focusing on the experiences of eight minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at a wide range of institutions.

Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta
The overall goal of the center is to assist, support, train, and educate people of color students, professionals, and grassroots community leaders with the goal of facilitating their inclusion into the mainstream of environmental decision-making.

Environmental Justice Cases, University of Michigan (class project)
As part each students' coursework in Environmental Justice: Domestic and International, case studies were written on various grassroots struggles for environmental justice in the United States and all over the world. Only the most effective case studies were selected to be placed on this resource center.

African-American Perspectives: The Daniel A. P. Murray Collection
The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents 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.

Afro-American History (a gateway site)
A page of links to general African-American history can be found here. Maintained by William Richard Jones, CCP.

African-American History (University of Washington Libraries)
Links to sites on General history, the Civil War, Civil Rights, and Biographies.

The African American Mosaic
Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, this Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture contains information and images relating to colonization, abolition, migration, and the WPA former slave narratives.

Electronic Jornal of Africana Bibliography
EJAB is a refereed online journal of bibliographies created by the late John Howell, University of Iowa Libraries. Coverage includes any aspect of Africa, its peoples, their homes, cities, towns, districts, states, countries, regions, including social, economic sustainable development, creative literature, the arts, and the Diaspora.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Lists scientist in alphabetical order as well as by profession. Hosted by Princeton University.

Kwanzaa History, CNN
The history and traditions of Kwanzaa are presented, along with links for further information.

Patchwork of African-American Life
This is a collection of links to six web sites useful for bringing web-based learning and video conferencing into the classroom.

Race and Place: African American Community Histories
Contains links to four community history projects in the Virginia area.

H-Net African-American Studies Home Page
The main mission of H-Afro-Am is to provide an exchange of information for professionals, faculty and advanced students, in the field of African American Studies.

Migration and Ethnicity on H-Net
The bulk of discussion threads presented on this site are from H-Ethnicís logs. H-ETHNIC encourages scholarly discussion of ethnic history; immigration and emigration studies and makes available diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids.

Identity: Race and Ethnicity
International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship
The International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC), based at the New School University, engages in scholarly research and public policy analysis bearing on international migration, refugees, and the incorporation of newcomers.

International Organization for Migration
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Provides articles promoting migration and some on preventing contraband trafficking to benefit immigrants.

American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights -- litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.

Center for Law and Social Policy
CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Hosts audio conferences across the nation, and produces numerous publications dealing with issues from welfare reform to marriage.

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.

This is a premier African-American and African literary journal, publishing original works and critical studies of black writers worldwide. Produced by the Department of English at the University of Virginia.

Online Guide to African American Books
A listing of books by African American writers, accessible through author, title, subject or genre.

Writing Black
Literature and history written by and on African Americans, including authors such as Maya Angelou, W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey, maintained by the School of American Studies, Keele University, U.K.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
This Detroit institution is the world's largest African American historical and cultural museum. It features exhibit galleries, a theater, classrooms, a research library, multi-purpose rooms and a museum store.

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
This is the official Park Service page for the MLK Historic site in Atlanta.

National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Our Shared History
The recent growth in the study and interpretation of African American History within the National Park Service illustrates the comprehensive attempt by many park units to tell their parts of this story to the American people.