Links

Following are links to some African-American related websites that serve as good resources for anyone interested in African-American history. Explore and learn more about famous local and national African-Americans.

General History

About African American History
African American Civil War Museum
African American Military History
African American Troops in the Civil War
African American Web Connection
African-American World
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
Africans in America
African American Perspectives
AfriGeneas Website - African Ancestry in SC
Black History at Harp Week
Black History - The National Archives Library Information Center
Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs
Discover South Carolina - Southern African American Heritage Center
Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19th Century America
Emancipation Proclamation

The History and Hardships of African-American Farmers

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
Joseph DeLaine Papers - USC Library
Milestones in Black History
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
SC Historical Society
SCIWay
Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
University Of Washington Libraries - African American History
Virginia Runaways Project
The Church in the Southern Black Community
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920 / Library of Congress
Time Line - From Slavery to Civil Rights


African American Leaders


African American Inventors
African American Women Artists
Speeches and Letters from Malcolm X
A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Speeches
Portrait of Black Chicago- 1970's
The Two Nations of Black America / PBS Frontline.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The History of Jim Crow
African-American Women Archival Collection
Infoplease:  Black History Month
Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice

Slavery

About African American History
Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency
American Slave Narratives
Abolition Exhibit / Library of Congress
Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
"Been Here So Long": Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives  
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Chronology of American Slavery
North American Slave Narratives / UNC
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Slavery Documents
The Slave Trade Archives Project
Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery
Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
Third Person, First Person - Slave Voices
University Of Washington Libraries - African American History

Arts and Culture

African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
The Art Institute of Chicago Art Access
California African American Museum
Columbia College Chicago: The Center for Black Music Research
Infoplease:  Black History Month
Jonathan Green's Online Studio
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Moja Arts Festival
Center for Southern African-American Music

Civil Rights Movement


About African American History
Civil Rights Movement

Brown vs. Board of Education Links
Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice
National Civil Rights Museum
Little Rock Central High 40th Anniversary
Greensboro Sit-Ins- Launch of a Civil Rights Movement
We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
"Been Here So Long": Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives 
University Of Washington Libraries - African American History

Museums and Memorials


African American Monuments, Museums and Memorials
African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Anacostia Museum:  On-line Series
California African American Museum
Truman Presidential Museum and Library
Frederick Douglass Museum Exhibit
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Museum of African-American History

Genealogy


AfriGeneas:  African Ancestored Genealogy
Archive of African-American Historical Text
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Time Line - From Slavery to Civil Rights
Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy
Chronology of American Slavery

Facts & Figures

African American Troops in the Civil War
Black Facts Online
Black History Hot list
Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph
Supreme Court Rules on School Desegregation
Ten Important U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
Milestones in Black History
Freedom's Journal- First African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the US
Infoplease:  Black History Month
Amistad Case - Supreme Court Opinion
Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution with annotations
Virtual Jamestown: Slave Laws
Black Archives of Mid-America
Discover America's Black History - DiversityInc
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
US Census Bureau Facts for African-American History Month - 2011
Cancer Facts from American Cancer Society for African Americans
The University of Arizona Library: Africana Studies Facts and Figures

Especially for Educators

African American Stories for Children
Infoplease:  Black History Month
Teacher's Guide - Black History Month
University Of Washington Libraries - African American History

Educational Study Tools: Mind Maps & Graphic Organizers (K-12)- Allowing students to express and organize their thoughts graphically is a wonderful way to enable them to improve key skills. There are two main methods of achieving this: through graphic organizers or mind maps. A graphic organizer is a way of visually depicting ideas, concepts or pieces of information through charts or sequences.
Periscope (K-8) This online magazine guides students through eight celebrations and observances occurring during the school year, such as Black History Month and Poetry Month.
Tuskegee Airmen (K-12)  
Learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force, who served heroically during and after WWII.  
Caroliniana Collections (K-12)
Visit three image collections from the South Caroliniana Library - African Americana, S.C. Post Cards, and Yesterday’s Children.
History of S.C. Slide Collection (K-12)
Pictures of famous South Carolina people and places
The Last Auction (Middle School/High School)
Explore history and economics through the story of a rural South Carolina tobacco town in transition.
Let’s Go!   (3-12)
Tour historic sites in South Carolina-The South Carolina State House, Historic Brattonsville, The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon.
Artopia the “Meet an Artist” section in each art area contains excellent interviews with artists like Jonathan Green....
Kids Work! -- the “Real People” section in each work area contains an interview and resume...for folks like Dr. Raymond Bynoe
Amistad Case - National Archives

Special thanks to the State Department of Education and SCETV for compiling and sharing lesson ideas and broad-based activities related to South Carolina African-American History.