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This guide links to useful databases and resources for African-American History



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Welcome to the course guide for African American History. 

In this guide, you will find links to the most useful databases and resources for identifying and locating information in African-American History.  Use the blue tabs above to navigate through the pages of this guide.

  • Books - Use this tab to search for books located online and in print at SLLC. 
  • Databases - Use this tab to search for articles located online and in print at SLLC. 
  • Websites - This tab lists a number of reliable sites about African American history. 
  • Citations - This page explains how to cite sources in Chicago Style, the preferred style handbook of historians. 
  • Evaluating Online Resources - Use this tab to learn how to evaluate websites and find credible information online.
  • Help - Confused? Need some help? Use this page to get in touch with librarians who can help you with your research.

Websites Resources

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digitial initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessile records of the largest slave trades in history. - BlackPast is dedicted to providing reliable information on the history of Black people across the globe, and especially in North America.The goal is to promote greater understanding of ourcommon human experience through knowledge of the diversity of the Black experience and the ubiquity of the global Black presence.

Library of Congress: Black History Month

Library of Congress: The History Makers - The digital repository for the Black experience.

African American History and Culture - Library of Congress

National Archives: Black History

Key Moments in Black history - Timeline fron InfoPlease

National Museum of African American History & Culture

African American Manuscripts - Virginia Museum of History & Culture

NAACP - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W.E.B. Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.

PBS Africans in America

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - It is one of the world's leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

Teenie Harris Archive - Carnegie Museum of Art

Underground Railroad - National Park Service

The Undefeated 44 - African Americans who shook up the world


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