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African American History Month: February


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Montage of African-American faces including Malcolm X, Duke Ellington, a women in front of a podium of microphones, and a young girl

A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

Afro American Almanac
A historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. From the beginning of the slave trade through the Civil Rights movement, to the present.

Amistad Research Center
Located at Tulane University, the Center is an independent manuscripts library for studying race relations and ethnic history and culture in the United States. The Center is one of the largest repositories specializing in the history of African Americans. The web site includes links to the heroic slave mutiny aboard La Amistad in 1839, and the historical account of the Amistad case.

Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)
Assembled by Indiana University, this site details the holdings of their special collection and allows users to search, view special projects and collections, and see what honors and recognitions the AAAMC has received in recent years.

Black History Month
This site from Gale-Thomson provides biographies of 60 noted African Americans, including Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Ralph Bunche, Frederick Douglass, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Colin L. Powell, and Sojourner Truth. The site also includes a number of free resources, including a quiz, a timeline, and activities for all ages.

Famous Firsts by African Americans
Who was the first black college graduate? A list of groundbreaking achievements.

Library of Congress (LOC)

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research
Founded in 1975, the Institute is named after the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1896). The site links to the nation's oldest research center devoted to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of African Americans. Users can find information about several research projects funded by the Institute.

Writings of African-American Women
Duke University has assembled this web page that details writings of African-American women including Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Vilet Lester Letter, Hannah Valentine, and Lethe Jackson.

Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
A partnership project produced by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Transportation, The Federal Highway Administration, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.  Includes maps and descriptions of sites around the country.


The Official Website of Malcolm X
Includes photos, quotes, downloads and the official store.

Updated February 2007

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