Web Resources

» AFRONET - an online news service specializing in the African-American experience.

» Black World Today - a collective of journalists, writers, artists, activists, communicators and entrepreneurs that seeks to "chronicle the daily social, political, cultural an economic realities of Black communities and countries."

» Howard University's Home Page

» ISIS - Art and Culture of Women of the African Diaspora


» Martin Luther King Chronology

» Timelines of African American History, 1852-1880 - Library of Congress

» Timelines of African American History, 1881-1900 - Library of Congress

» Timelines of African American History, 1901-1925 - Library of Congress

Historical Documents

» Civil Rights Code of the U.S.

» The Emancipation Proclamation Sept. 22, 1862.

» "The Negro National Anthem" 1900.

Other Texts

» African American Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 1820-1920 Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.

» The Black Experience in America by Norman Coombs. Copyright 1972.

» A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison by Paul Jennings. 1865.

» Life History Manuscripts from the Folklore Project, WPA 1936-1940.
Search for the word: African or Negro or Colored or Black to retrieve African American related material.

» Million Man March - Louis Farrakhan's speech October 16, 1995.

» Million Man March - Poem written and delivered by Maya Angelou and Pledge recited by participants. October 16, 1995.

» My Escape from Slavery by Frederick Douglass 1881. Also included "Reconstruction" by Frederick Douglass 1866.

» Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written by Himself 1845.

» Our Nig, or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson 1859

» A Plea for Captain John Brown by Henry David Thoreau 1853.

» "Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom:" The William and Ellen Craft Narrative 1860

» Sketches of Southern Life by Frances E.W. Harper 1891

» Slavery in Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau 1854.

» The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois 1903.

» Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Copyright 1900.

Statistical Information

» New Census Data Reports. Summary of Findings 1995

Pictorial Resources

» Daguerreotype Photographs from the National Digital Library, 1842-1862, Library of Congress. Includes photographs from the American Colonization Society Records, 1792-1964. The Society was organized in 1817 to resettle Afro-Americans in Liberia. Search for the term AFRO-AMERICANS.

Connections to African-American Internet Sites

» Archives of African American Music and Culture (Indiana University)

» Black Quest: Power Resource Links

» Clarke Africana Library (Cornell University)

» The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project (Stanford University)

» New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

» Paul Robeson Centennial - care of Columbia College, Chicago.

» The Seneca Village Website - cooperative project of the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Office of Young Adult Services and Columbia University's Institute for Learning Technologies - a wonderful collection of materials on the history of Central Park and the African American community that pre-dated the park

» W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research (Harvard University)

» The John Henrik Clarke Africana Library at the Cornell University Library

» A Celebration of Black Culture

» Nieman Foundation


» Reference Books in the Field of African American Studies held by Columbia University Libraries

» Selected Bibliography of African American History, 1820-1920. Library of Congress.

Scholarly & Curriculum-Related E-Journals

» Network Journal, The, Black Professional and Small Business News - Brooklyn, NY

» Callaloo - Journal of African American and African Arts and Literature.

Other E-Journals

» Vibeonline - New York, N.Y.

» Afronet Times: LA Watts Times Online.

» Skanner On-line Newspaper, The - Portland, OR.

Credit: Columbia University, African-American Studies.

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