Africana and African American Studies Resources
Important Resources for Scholars of Africana and African American Studies
A search on “civil rights movement” provides links to more than 80 relevant websites and documents covering a wide range of civil rights topics and themes. Those sites, in turn, offer links to additional resources.
From the Association of College and Research Libraries (a division of the American Library Association), this is another excellent, vetted list of fantastic and wide-ranging online resources.
Introduction and capsule summaries of Library of Congress materials used and cataloged for the African American Odyssey exhibit. Searching the American Memory site uncovers many primary sources, some of which are available online.
Teacher-oriented webisodes 14 and 15 focus on the Civil Rights Movement.
This very interesting site contains much valuable first-person commentary and reflection, as well as links to images, documents, and a cool annotated timeline that emphasizes the contributions of ordinary citizens.
A collaboration between the AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Library of Congress, this site presents many brief stories from ordinary people around the country recollecting the Civil Rights era. Strengths include expanding the context to cover struggles by women and Latino Americans for full equality, and extending the timeframe to the present and a consideration of the nation's unfinished business. The site contains a good list of web links and an interesting timeline.
Southern Civil Rights movement timeline.
Civil Rights Documentation Project ( Mississippi )
Additional African American Related Links
Blues Bank Collective
Museum of African American History, Boston
NAACP Home Page
Remembering Slavery: Those Who Survived Tell Their Stories
Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Universal Black Pages
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research