Black Culture and History

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Databases

  • African-American History Online
    Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
  • Biography Resource Center
    Do a name search to find biographical information on a huge range of people or browse categories such as African Americans.
  • Heritage Quest
    Search the US census 1790-1930, selected Revolutionary War records, a variety of local and family histories plus articles of interest to genealogy researchers.
  • NewsBank
    Special reports on the U.S. Presidency, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrating Black History Month.
  • SIRS
    Leading Issues section includes information on civil rights and racial profiling.

 

Local Events & Exhibits

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Local Newspaper Articles

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Local Landmarks

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Genealogy

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History - Local Resources

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History - State Resources

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History - National Resources

  • A&E Biography Channel
    Featured biographies, places and events plus an interactive Black History timeline and information on upcoming programming on the A&E Biography channel.
  • Biographies - National Archive ARC Collection
    Click on digital copies search to find online documents and texts about famous and notable African Americans in the National Archives.
  • Documenting the American South
    “Internet access to texts, images and audio files related to southern history, literature and culture” from the library collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • History Channel
    Black history interactive timeline, black history milestones, profiles of 65 African-American icons and information on upcoming programming on the History channel.
  • Library of Congress
  • NAACP Records
    Since 1964, the Library of Congress has served as the official repository of NAACP records, the “cornerstone of Library’s unparalleled resources for the study of the Civil Rights Movement.”
  • Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project

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