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African American Mosaic
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
Resource guide produced by the Library of Congress for the study of black history and culture.

African American Web Connection
http://www.aawc.com/aawc.html
Many links to websites on the African American culture and experience.

African American Almanac
http://www.toptags.com/aama/
Biographies, historical documents and events, folk tales, trivia games, and
speeches and commentary by and about the African American experience.

African American History Challenge
http://www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/
Test your African American knowledge with this quiz!

The African American Journey
http://www.worldbook.com/fun/aajourny/html/
From World Book Encyclopedia, this site covers the history of African Americans
from the slave trade through the Civil Rights movement. A slide show of maps is also
included.

African American Odyssey
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html
From the Library of Congress, this site provides a history of African Americans
from slavery and Civil War to the civil rights movement.

African American Perspectives
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aap/
Includes a Timeline of African American History, 1852-1925.

African-American Population Statistics
http://www.lenzine.com/census/index.php
Recent population statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Africana.com
http://www.africana.com/
"You'll find here new material every day: news and comment from Africa, the
Americas and around the world about the lives, experiences and needs of black
people."

Africans in America
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
Brief American history of Africans from 1450 to 1865. Includes narratives, teacher
resources, and youth activity guide.

Black Facts Online
http://www.blackfacts.com/
Search by keyword or by date for significant African American history facts.

Black History: Exploring African American Issues on the Web
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/AfroAm.html
This site, intended for students' study, is filled with African American information
and history.

Black History Month 1999
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/blackhistory/
From CNN Interactive and World African Network, this site provides a black history
timeline, stories, and more.

A Deeper Shade of History
http://www.seditionists.org/black/bhist.html
Check out "This Week in Black History" or search the Black History Database.

Encarta Schoolhouse: Harlem Renaissance
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761566483
Musicians, writers, and noteworthy people of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/faces.html
This site is broken down by scientific field and also maintains an index for African
American women scientists.

From Jim Crow to Linda Brown
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/97/crow/crowhome.html
A retrospective of the African American Experience from 1897 to 1953.

Juneteenth
http://www.juneteenth.com/
"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery."

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/AFR_GIDE.html
Information on the countries and cultures of Africa for students.

National Parks and Historic Sites
http://www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory/bhm-sites.htm
Discover historic sites around the US significant to African American history.

The United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/data.htm
Review the history of regiments and the African American men who fought in the
Civil War.

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Last updated: February 4, 2003
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