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Electronic Resources for Black Studies

The purpose of this research guide is to focus on key Electronic Resources for Black Studies, with an emphasis on African American experience in the United States.


African American History Month

This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Abolition of Slavery

Background and information about Britain and the transatlantic slave trade, and relevant records held by The National Archives (UK government, and for England and Wales.)

Abolition Project

Transatlantic Slave Trade and Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists.

African American Odyssey

A digital collection of books, manuscripts, maps, government documents, plays, films, and recordings from the Library of Congress

African American Mosaic

A resource guide from the Library of Congress for the study of African American history and culture

African American History Project

An archive of oral history interviews centering on integration and education

National Museum of African American History & Culture

The National Museum of African American History & Culture is the only museum dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. This website will provide numerous resources for educators, families, and students.

Black Liberation 1969 Archive

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Online encyclopedia; speeches; primary documents from 1724 to 2009; bibliographies; timelines and links to archive collections, museums, research centers, and genealogical research websites.

Black Renaissance in Washington, D.C., 1920-1930s

Supported by the Art Division of the D.C. Public Library.

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

established in 2011 to honor the two million captive Africans who perished during the transatlantic crossing known as the Middle Passage and the ten million who survived to build the Americas.

Hutchins Center for African and African American Research

Nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history and culture of African Americans