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General Resources

The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource
This guide to the study of Black history and culture is the first "library wide resource guide" to the Library of Congress's African-American collections. Covers four specific areas: colonization, abolition, migrations, and the WPA.

Beginning Library Research on African American Studies
Stanford University Libraries contain many titles on the historical and contemporary experience of African Americans, making it an excellent place for students conducting research in this area. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies, relevant titles are often dispersed throughout the general collection depending upon subject matter.

UCLA List of African American WWW Resources
This site is useful for people who are researching web sources related to African Americans.

African-American Webliography
Affiliated with Louisiana State University, this is a collection of bibliographies, catalogs, discussion groups, exhibits, periodicals, texts and more from across the country.

American Studies - Afro-American Sites
Sponsored by Keele University in England, this site provides links related to Black history and culture.

The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Science
With charts, graphs, selected HTML references, and links, this site gives comprehensive information on African-Americans in the sciences.

Universal Black Pages
This guide to Black Web resources related popular culture covers the "written word," "the spoken word," education, music, life, arts, and much more.

The Blacklist
Inspired by "The Out List" on AOL's Queer Resources Directory, the BlackList takes a walk through black history with thumbnail biographies of famous lesbian, gay, and transgendered folks of African descent.

African-American Cultural Mosaic
This site provides links to various cultural topics such as slavery and the old west.

News, statistics, editorials, and other information on contemporary issues related to African-Americans.

Professional Organizations

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet
The aim of this guide is to assist K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating on-line resources on Africa and African-Americans that can be used in the classroom, for research and studies.

The African American Business Journal
In this site you will find articles related to the economic and political climate for African Americans. There is a fee for full access to this site.

EBlack Studies
This site provides hundreds of links to academic and professional organizations that serve the Black community.

Government and Policy

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities. Their website provides the history of the organization, news about recent events and conferences, and other updates.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) was established in 1976 as a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute. As envisioned by its founders, the CBCF's mission is to assist the leaders of today, while helping to prepare a new generation of leaders for the future. To that end, the CBCF has worked to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas.

African-American AIDS Policy and Training Instiute
This site provides statistics on AIDS in the African-American community, information on AIDS related legislation, and links to other sites that provide information on the AIDS crisis.


African American History Archives
Part of the Americas Archives Section of the World History Archives.

Harlem Renaissance Mailserv and Web site
This site by Jill Diesman incorporates both the literary and artistic achievements of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Portraits of Carl Van Vechten
The photos of many of Harlem's notables are included in this Library of Congress site as part of its Creative Americans Collection.

Images of African Americans from the Holsinger Studio Collection
From the University of Virginia, covering early twentieth century America, this site provides photographs from the Holsinger Studio Collection.


For additional information, please visit the "Literature" and "Gender" pages.

Harlem 1900-1940: An African American Community
From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the New York Public Library.

African American Online Resources
The electronic text center at the University of Virginia provides a number of full novels, short stories, and poems online.

"Chapter 9: Harlem Renaissance - An Introduction"
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide - - This is an excellent reference guide to the Harlem Renaissance. It includes a chronology and an extensive bibliography.

African American Literaure
Online resources from the University Library at USC.


Painting the Black Experience 
The paintings of artist Bobb Vann.

National Museum of African Art 
An expansive site of the Smithsonian Institute's museum. This site offers exhibits, resources, educational materials, and other information pertinent to this museum. A well-laid out site. 

Film & Music

Archives of African American Music
This site provides a very helpful list of internet resources that explore African-American music.

Black Film Center/Archive
The Black Film Center/Archive is 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. In order to maintain a comprehensive research archive, the BFC/A does not distribute any part of its collection. However, the BFC/A maintains a database of over 8,000 films, not all of which are in the collection. For a minimal fee, database research information concerning those films is available to be faxed or mailed.

African-American Perspectives
The African American Perspectives collection offers a distinguished selection of educational videos on African American life, history, literature and culture. These acclaimed and thought-provoking documentaries - many funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - can help you bring a Black perspective to a variety of courses and programs. You can search the African American Perspectives video collection using many different criteria, including the course you teach. Choose from the list on the left.


For additional information, please visit the "Culture" page.

African-Americans in Sports
From LIU, this exhibit represents a glimpse into the history of sports and the role the African-American played in that arena. On view are seven major sporting events - boxing, horse racing, cycling, track and field, basketball, baseball, and football - which opened the doors to the expanding Sports Arenas of today. Books, photoprints, tapes, replicated sports memorabilia, periodicals, news clips, and lots of historical notes are represented. The life of Michael Jordan: The Making of an Athlete is presented in full view and a special tribute to the late Jackie Robinson is also on view.

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June 20, 2002