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African American Resources



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  1. Legacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century, a history and analysis of African American issues.

  2. African American History, a selection of important events from the Dred Scott case in 1857 to the implementation of school desegregation plans in the 1970s, written by Lisa Cozzens.

  3. African American History, provided by the U.S. State Department.

  4. Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement, a travel itinerary prepared by the National Park Service and others, listing 41 sites in the National Register of Historic Places associated with the modern civil rights movement, as well as the Selma- to- Montgomery March route. Maps, photos, history, and more.

  5. Homecoming, the story of African American land loss and a chronicle of Black farmers from the Civil War to the present, presented by PBS.

  6. African American Heritage in the Parks. A list of parks based on their cultural and historic significance, with links to more detailed history, supported by NPS.

  7. African American History Resources, from African American Web Ring.

  8. African American Research Organizations, from African American Web Ring.

  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, web links more than 100 HBCUs, maintained by RAMS-FIE.

  10. Predominately Black Colleges and Universities, web links to 7 PBCUs, maintained by RAMS-FIE.

  11. African American University Departments, from African American Web Ring.

  12. Black/African Related Resources List of nearly 200 relevant topics, many with multiple links, maintained by Art McGee at University of Penn.

  13. Africa Web Links: an Annotated Resource List, List of about 30 topic areas, each with numerous sites, maintained by Ali Ali-Dinar at University of Penn. Check the Newly Added Links frequently.

  14. National Urban League Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is the premier social service and civil rights organization in America. The League is a nonprofit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City, with 115 affiliates in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

  15. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the United States. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.

  16. Blacks in Government (BIG) functions as an employee support group, an advocacy group and a resource group for Black civil servants.

  17. Writing Black Alphabetical list of authors with links to their individual works, from the American Studies, Black History and Literature Department of Keele University, plus historical texts and links to libraries of Black studies.

  18. Unite-US Directory of Black Owned Businesses, hosted by Software Creations.

  19. African-American Business Alliance, A-ABA, will list all African-American businesses on the Internet for free.

  20. W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, supported by Harvard University, is the nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of African Americans.

  21. National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., NABA, is a national membership organization for developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by Blacks and other minorities in the accounting profession.

  22. National Society of Black Engineers The NSBE provides information on the programs, membership, convention, career fairs, pre-college activities and other helpful tools and articles for any engineering student or technical professional.

  23. The Black Collegian Online is the electronic version of the 26 year old, national career opportunities magazine. See the career planning and job search information, plus many other features.

  24. Black Online Enterprise Business news, strategies, information and resources for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, managers, and professionals, supported by Black Enterprise Magazine.

  25. The Black World Today TBWT is a collective of journalists, writers, artists, church-based racial justice advocates, communicators and entrepreneurs who have banded together to use the information revolution as one means towards the overall empowerment of Black people in the United States and around the world.

  26. The Nubian Chronicles, an e-zine that dedicates itself to writings of the black experience -- whether that experience be of a romantic, political, erotic, militant, or relationship nature.

  27. The Afrocentric Experience, dedicated to the empowerment and the enlightenment processes of all people through out the world especially those of African descent in Africa and the African diaspora, from Everton Powell. Note the "Today in Black History" banner.

  28. Center for the Arts of the African Diaspora, (CAAD) a Los Angles group researching, displaying, and promoting these arts.

  29. African-American Philatelic Experience, showing many types of stamps featuring African Americans, supported by Sanford Byrd.

  30. 100 Black Men of America, a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government, devoting their combined skills and resources to confronting the challenges facing African America youth.

  31. African American Women Writers of the 19th century, from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

  32. African American Child, news, articles, books, and much more, from (Chicago) Tribune Media Services. Good materials for Black History Month.

  33. Soul Food Cookbook

  34. Ethnic Street, an African American guide to the Information Highway, with well organized links to hundreds of Black oriented commercial sites.

  35. Africa-America Institute, to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations.

  36. Kawanzaa, a description of the 7 principles and the ceremonial accessories, from the African American Web Ring.

  37. African-American Picture Books An extensive alphabetical list of authors of picture books that provide realistic positive images of Black children, by Kay Vandergrift of Rutgers.

  38. Black Facts Online. Find out what happened this day in history, with search capability by date, word, or category, supported by InnerCity Software.

  39. The Springfield Race Riot of 1908, provided by Thinkquest.