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African American History Month
  • This site covers history, arts and culture, race and society, biographical profiles, and more. Features include a timeline of African American history from the 1400s on, links to public television readings and programs, a page for children, African American history teaching modules, and pro and con opinions on social issues. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • This site contains information on the founder of ASALH, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, who established the first Negro History Week, which officially expanded to Black History Month in 1976. Includes a list of the Black History Month themes for the next several years, brief details about the Carter G. Woodson Home (a national historic landmark), and information about the annual essay contest for all full-time graduate and undergraduate students. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • The Biography Channel website provides a wealth of resources on its Black History page. Users have access to both print and video biographies, some of which are full-length episodes that aired on the network. Also provided are a collection of Black History photos, a Black History timeline, and study guides, as well as sections on African-American achievements and Black History firsts.
  • To observe Black History Month, this Information Please site features articles on black history and biographies of notable African Americans in politics, history, entertainment, arts, and sports. It also offers information and links about colleges, holidays, the Spingarn Medal, Tuskegee syphilis experiment, preferred racial or ethnic terminology, statistics on population and earnings, a Civil Rights timeline, and literature. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • The History Channel includes a presentation on Black History Month as part of its History of the Holidays series. The site features video clips, biographies of “African-American icons”, speeches, maps, and links to other resources. The site also features a chronological history of the struggle for civil rights.
  • This site provides "reference materials to the general public on six centuries of African American history. It includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present." Searchable, or browse encyclopedia articles about people, places, churches, events, and organizations. Directed by an African American history professor at the University of Washington. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • Encyclopædia Britannica’s Guide to Black History provides a wealth of information. The site includes a timeline, links to recommended articles, biographies of notable African-Americans, a collection of primary source documents (e.g. speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, laws and court decisions), a multimedia collection, image gallery, guide to Internet resources, and learning activities for use in the classroom.
  • Selected by librarians, this collection of websites has been organized to provide access to information on a variety of subjects including art, literature, civil rights, music, science, sports, movies and a host of other topics.
  • "The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world." In addition to information about the Center, its collections, and services, the website provides access to online exhibits and the Center's extensive digital collection.
Civil Rights
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Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.
  • Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience program about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that "explores the last five years in King's life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America's most important and influential moral leader." Includes interview, an opinion poll, links to timelines, maps, and a teacher's guide. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • This site promotes knowledge of the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s by "helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials" about the Civil Rights Movement. Search, or browse by events, places, people, topics, or media types to locate sound recordings, texts, visual works (including video clips), websites, and instructional material. CRDL is a partnership among librarians, archivists, educators, public broadcasters, and others. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • This section of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute website provides a wealth of resources about the life and legacy of Dr. King. Content includes the text and some video clips of speeches, photo galleries, online access to the Martin Luther King Jr. Encyclopedia, quotations, timelines, and links to other resources.
  • "The National Civil Rights Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement worldwide." The site shares scenes from the Memphis, Tennessee, museum's exhibits along with text covering highlights of U.S. civil rights history.© Librarians’ Internet Index
  • An online companion to a Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary (May 17, 2004) of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. The site traces the history of segregation, the battle for education, and the events leading to the historic decision. Includes an annotated bibliography, a teacher's guide, and a timeline of events leading up to the decision. © Librarians’ Internet Index
  • Part of the Birmingham Public Library Digital Collection, this site features photographs and newspaper clippings about the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing. A list of additional resources is also included.
  • Background, interactive maps, a list of sites and more about several dozen houses, schools, churches, and buildings associated with civil rights activism and events. Brief text places each building in historical context. Includes a reading list and related links. Searchable and browsable. From the U.S. National Park Service. © Librarians’ Internet Index
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