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)
African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
This LOC exhibition site includes information on colonization, abolition, migration, and the Works Progress Administration.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection
This LOC collection features African American authors such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett,
Benjamin W. Arnett, Alexander Crummel, and Emanuel Love.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
This LOC collection of narratives of former slaves includes a link to more than 2,300 first-person accounts and 500 black-and-white
photographs of the former slaves. Also available is
An Introduction to the WPA Slave Narratives, a site that includes additional details of other narratives on slavery.
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