Art Access: African American Art : The Art Institute of Chicago's collection of African American art provides a rich introduction to over 100 years of noted achievements in painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Ranging Chronologically from the Civil War era to the Harlem Renaissance and from the civil-rights struggles following World War II to the contemporary period, these works constitute a dynamic visual legacy.
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords : Presented by PBS. Welcome to a Timeline of The Black Press. From the publication of the first African-American newspaper in 1827, the pioneering men and women of the black press have given voice to stories and events that would otherwise have gone undocumented. We have created a timeline of some of the most significant events that occurred during the history of the black press. Look here to discover when, Freedom's Journal - the first black newspaper - was founded, or the dates for historic events such as the March on Washington or the Red Summer Riots of 1919.
Little Africa : LittleAfrica.com expands the market for resources, products and services that cater to and empower African Americans. Founded in 1997, our business was inspired by the early 1900's affluent, all-black community in North Tulsa, Oklahoma which was once commonly referred to as "Black Wall Street" or "Little Africa". "Little Africa", which served as the home for several African American millionaires, was tragically bombed in 1921 -- marking the beginning of the end of one of the most successful models for economically empowered black communities in U.S. history. LittleAfrica.com's mission is to create a NEW community that takes advantage of the incredible potential of the Internet to economically empower African Americans.
The African American Experience : An American Mosaic Online Resource The African American Experience (AAE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 : Contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.
Documenting the American South : Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. The University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors Documenting the American South, and the texts and materials come primarily from its southern holdings.
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience : The Schomburg Center. Presents more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. The Web site is organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation. In addition, each migration has ab bibliography (references) and a gateway of related Web sites.
Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) : Mapping the African American Past is the product of a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The site was produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in partnership with Columbia University's Teachers College and Creative Curriculum Initiatives (CCI).
The USF Africana Heritage Project : The USF Africana Heritage Project is an all-volunteer research project and website sponsored by the Africana Studies department at the University of South Florida. Our research mission is to rediscover records that document the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on our free Internet site.
American Civil Rights Institute : Based in Sacramento, California, the American Civil Rights Institute is a nationally recognized civil rights organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History : Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History. ASALH's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public. We labor in the service of Black folks and all humanity.
National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture : The Mission of the Alabama State University Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is two-fold: to serve as a clearinghouse for information concerning Montgomery, Alabama's pivotal role in the shaping and development of the modern civil rights movement, and to preserve and disseminate information reflective of socioeconomic conditions, political culture, and history of African-Americans in Montgomery.
DuSable Museum of African American History : Chicago, IL. The DuSable Museum of African American History, the first and oldest institution of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent for more than 46 years.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture : Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, October 2009 marked the opening of the Afro-American Cultural Center as the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. The naming of the new facility is in honor of Harvey Bernard Gantt, a well-respected community leader and businessman. Charlotte, NC
Museum of the African Diaspora : As a dynamic, world class institution, MoAD brings people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds together so they can enjoy, study and appreciate, through enriching exhibitions, public and educational programs, the culture, history and art of people of African descent within the United States and throughout the world. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the only museums in the world focused exclusively on African diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural products of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures across the globe.
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters : Dallas, TX. TBAAL is a multi-discipline arts organization whose mission is to create and enhance an awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African, African-American and Caribbean Arts and Letters. Additionally, its purpose is to promote, foster, cultivate, perpetuate and preserve the Arts and Letters of Africans, African-Americans and Caribbean in the Fine, Literary and Performing Arts.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site : In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.
African American Sheet Music, 1850 - 1920 : Library of Congress. This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period.
Africlassical : Here you will meet 52 composers, conductors and instrumental performers - Africans, African Americans and Afro-Europeans.
Black Gospel Music Restoration Project : Baylor University. Can listen online. The purpose of this project is to identify, acquire, preserve, record and catalogue the most at-risk music from the black gospel music tradition. This collection will primarily contain 78s, 45s, LPs, and the various tape formats issued in the United States and abroad between the 1940s and the 1980s.
Freedom's Journal : All 103 issues available digitally from the Wisconsin Historical Society. Freedom's Journal provided international, national, and regional information on current events and contained editorials declaiming slavery, lynching, and other injustices. The Journal also published biographies of prominent African-Americans and listings of births, deaths, and marriages in the African-American New York community. Freedom's Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada.
International Association of African American Music : The International Association of African American Music Foundation is a 16-year-old non-profit organization based in the Philadelphia area. The IAAAM Foundation's mission is the perpetuation and preservation of Black music and culture throughout the United States and around the world.
National Association of Black Journalists : The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.