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Whether it's a Gullah folktale or an interview with a Freedom Rider, chances are you can find it online. This in-depth guide will point you to the best the Web has to offer on African American history and culture.


African American Freedom Fighters

Find out about African American military contributions in the American Revolution, World War I, Korean War and other conflicts.

African American Odyssey
This Library of Congress site showcases the library's collection of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, musical scores, plays, films and recordings related to the African American experience.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
This site includes slave narratives submitted by former slaves as well as interviews conducted by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s to document slave life.

Chicago's Black Metropolis

Learn more about Chicago as a major destination of the Great Migration in this National Parks Service site. View maps of key neighborhoods and period photos of Chicago's African American community.

The King Center
The King Center, established by Coretta Scott King, includes a biography, timeline, photos and bibliography of books on Martin Luther King, Jr., plus information on Martin Luther King day.

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
This site, created by the University of Southern Mississippi, includes interviews with civil rights leaders, photographs and manuscripts from the Mississippi movement. Listen to or read interviews with key participants.

Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-Ins
The Greensboro News & Record and Public Library chronicles the 1960 sit-in movement with a timeline, photos, and audio clips of participants.

Malcolm X
The official Web site of Malcolm X includes a biography, quotes and timeline.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Explore the online exhibitions on African American history and culture housed at the country's largest center for African American research.


Since 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has fought for enactment of civil rights laws and led public information and protest campaigns to improve opportunities for African Americans.

Nation of Islam
Includes information on the origins of the Nation of Islam, press releases, and speeches by leader Louis Farrakhan.

The National Action Network
Join a local chapter, sign up for volunteer activities or read the latest news about this organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton

National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
Learn about the public policy initiatives and programs of this faith-based organization that strives to end homelessness, joblessness and teen pregnancy.

National Urban League
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is the oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans.

Rainbow/PUSH Organization
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.'s coalition fights for social change, with an emphasis on the quality of life of African Americans.


African American Business Directory
A comprehensive directory of African American-owned businesses and professional services.

Black Enterprise
Offers business news, strategies, information and resources for African American entrepreneurs. Look up stock quotes, manage your portfolio or buy stocks online.
Read the profiles of African American business leaders from American Express President Kenneth Chenault to Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines.

Members of the Black Panthers march.

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