Selected African American Internet Resources

Related Libraries and Research Centers

Digital Collections, African American History (Library of Congress) 

National Museum of  American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution)

Amistad Research Center (Tulane University)

Avery Research Center (College of Charleston)

John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and Af-Am History and Culture (Duke University)

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

"Founded in 1970 by black intellectuals and professionals to provide training and assistance to newly elected black officials, the Joint Center is recognized today as one of the nation's premier think tanks on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to African American communities of color."

Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture

"The Schomburg Center for Resreach in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world..."

Other Resources

The Black Past

An online reference guide to African American history

Center for Research Libraries

"CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resouces for reseach and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery." Provides extensive resources-including newspapers-for African and African American studies research scholars.

Historical African American Newspapers (James A. Cannavino Library)


"This guide provides a list of historical African American newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google. The content is available fo free, though it is at the discretion of the institution providing the content."

Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas)

Provides links to resources for Latin America, arranged by country or by topic.

Library of Congress' Voices of Civil Rights Exhibit