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African-related organizations are invaluable resources for learning more about Africa, planning activities and community events, and getting involved for positive change in Africa. Use these links to PBS Web sites on Africa, African studies outreach programs, additional curriculum resources, trade organizations, study programs/fellowships in Africa, donor agencies, and major African Web sites to learn more about specific African issues of interest, programs and organizations with whom to collaborate, and worthy causes and movements to support.


Frontline: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Explore the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest activists and statesmen.

Frontline: The Triumph of Evil
“The Triumph of Evil” is a vivid and revealing report on how the 1994 Rwanda genocide could have been prevented. Drawing on dramatic footage, previously confidential cables and interviews with U.N. and U.S. officials, Frontline investigates how months earlier the U.S. and U.N. had been warned by a key Rwandan informant about the coming slaughter. Despite the warning, the West didn't try to prevent it.

Frontline: Ambush at Mogadishu
On October 3, 1993 elite units of the US Army’s Rangers and Delta Force were ambushed by Somali men, women and children armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The Rangers were pinned down in the most dangerous part of Mogadishu, Somalia and taking casualties. What had started out as an operation to capture warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid turned into a tragic firefight that lasted seventeen hours, left eighteen Americans dead, eighty four wounded and continues to haunt the US military and American foreign policy.

Journey To Peace
This is the story of the history-making journey of two extraordinary men – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin, leader of President Clinton’s Advisory Board on Race – and a multi-ethnic group of 21 teenagers. They come together for the first time on the infamous island of Goree, a former slave port off the coast of Senegal to talk frankly about issues of race and imperialism.

The Living Edens: Etosha
Southern Africa’s Etosha is a vast and ancient land of seasonal paradox. During the blooming of the wet season, this an Eden of glorious abundance in which spring boks, elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, zebras, and giraffe thrive.

The Living Edens: Namib
Namib is a two thousand kilometer strip of land on the southwestern coast of Africa where the cold Atlantic sea and searing Namibian desert join. With few watering holes, animals must roam the beach and seek nourishment from the bountiful marine life.

The Living Edens: Ngorongoro
Travel to Ngorongoro to learn about craters, cheetahs, wildebeests, jackals, and more.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure: Africa
Retrace Hemingway’s footsteps on a Kenya safari.

Nature: Serengeti
Sample the safari game, race with cheetahs, and learn about the life of a wildlife photographer.

Nature: Cheetahs in a Hot Spot
Travel to Namibia, one of the world's richest cheetah habitats, for a remarkable look at these graceful hunters. Follow six gangly young cheetahs as they come of age in the desert wilderness of Etosha National Park, where they learn the essential hunting and social skills that will enable them to rear families of their own.

The New Americans
Meet Barine Wiwa-Lawani, a refugee from Nigeria and sister of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a writer and activist who was executed by the Nigerian government in 1995. Join Barine as she returns to Nigeria for the first time in several years to attend her brother's long-delayed funeral.

NOVA: Mysteries of the Nile
With real-time dispatches and digital photos filed from the Nile in March 1999 and from a quarry in Massachusetts in August and September 1999, the adventure chronicles both NOVA’s search for archaic clues to obelisk-raising, and its attempt to erect one of these pillars of stone itself. Learn what happened, meet the team, and try to lever your own obelisk.

NOVA: Pyramids: The Inside Story
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. You can also follow the 1997 field season of a team of archaeologists as they excavated the bakery that fed the pyramid builders.

NOVA: Secrets of Lost Empires
NOVA brings together a team of Egyptologists, engineers, stonemasons, and timber framers to probe the mystery of how the ancients shaped, transported, and erected their elegant obelisks.

NOVA: Treasures of the Sunken City
This site chronicles the underwater discovery of the fabled Pharaoh’s lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, just offshore from the modern city of Alexandria in Egypt.

From beetles to bustards and hyenas to hedgehogs, meet the wildlife that populates this fantastic land.

Secrets of the Pharaohs
Join in as scientists discover a lost city and learn the secrets of its forgotten inhabitants. Examine 7,000 year old DNA and find out what it reveals about the mysterious past.

Going Places: South Africa
Get travel and cultural information, including a virtual slide show and interactive map features on the Web site.

Wonders of the African World
Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he travels the continent of Africa, exploring its rich history and introducing you to contemporary African people and cultures.


African Studies in the United States: A Perspective by Jane Guyer

Association of Concerned African Scholars

Boston University African Studies Center Outreach Program

Columbia University African Studies Internet Resources

Columbia University African Studies Programs, Universities and Research Centers

Duke University African Studies Program

Harvard University African Studies Program

Howard University African Studies Program

Johns Hopkins University, Program of African Studies

Michigan State African Studies Center

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies

Ohio University

Southeast Regional Seminar in African Studies

Stanford University Center for African Studies

University of California, Berkeley, Center for African Studies

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) African Studies Centers and Programs

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) James S. Coleman African Studies Center

University of Florida African Studies Program

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

University of Kansas

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Program

University of Pittsburgh, African Studies

University of South Carolina, African Studies

University of Toledo, African Studies

University of Virginia, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies

University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

University of Wisconsin

West African Research Association (WARA)


Africa Access Review
Contains K-12 materials and recommended titles on Africa for children and young people, an annotated bibliography listing over 500 titles referenced by grade level.

Africa Lesson Plans
Developed by Peace Corps volunteers, these global lesson plans include many Africa resources for teachers (Grades 3-12).

African Educational Research Network, International Linkages on African Education
A non-profit making network dedicated solely to the dissemination of information on Africa. The mission of the AERN is to focus attention and to mobilize resources for the study of the highest priority problems of African educational development.

Art and Life in Africa
An introduction and guide to the related CD-ROM project. Online resources include country profiles, a databank of 47 lesson plans for K-12 teachers, and a Teacher's Forum with a discussion group and chat room.

Discover Africa: Kids Zone
Features one nation every month using a very kid-friendly format. Eighteen nations have been reviewed to date. The site also has sections called: Fun & Games, Brain Teasers, Myths & Fables, and Discover Africa.

Fundamentals of Teaching with On-Line Resources
Paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.

Humanities and Social Sciences Online: Teaching About Africa
Developed by H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online), this excellent site offers Discussion Lists, Lesson Plans, Unit Outlines, Course Syllabi, Perspectives on Stereotypes, and reviews of educational materials.

Institute of African Studies-Columbia University
Includes links to African Studies Programs, electronic journals and newspapers, and African Studies resources by region, country, and topic (including Teaching Resources).

The Kennedy Center African Odyssey Interactive
K-12 African Arts and Teaching Resources

Links to indexes and curriculum-based resources for teaching about the arts and culture of Africa.

Knowledge Unlimited
Africa-related materials include maps (How Big is Africa?), posters (Math of Africa), videos (The Roots of African Civilization) and more.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers
Lesson plans and resources.

The Living Africa
Features the people, the land, the wildlife and the national parks of Africa. Includes games, virtual postcards of African animals, different quizzes for elementary and high school levels, and more.

National Geographic Society
This web site features two very interesting Africa-related pages, “Escape from Slavery” and “In Search of Human Origins.” You'll also find lessons designed to help teachers bring geography into the classroom. National Geographic also offers a comprehensive atlas that features maps, national flags, and basic geographic, demographic and political information on African countries.

Stanford Program on International Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
Curriculum materials for grades 6-12 with a focus on contemporary issues and their historic, geographic and cultural context.

University of Indiana, Curriculum Resources for Teachers
Outreach in the African Studies Program offers faculty, staff, and students from any institution to use the numerous videos, slides, and teaching resources available from the African Studies Program.

University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center, K-12 Information
Contains a variety of information for teachers of grades K-12. These resources are kept up-to-date in order to provide general and in-depth information about Africa.

Yale University Curriculum Units
A compilation of curricular units created by teachers in the annual summer Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.


The Africa-America Institute
The AAI’s mission is to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial US-Africa relations.
Chanin Building, 380 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10168
Tel: (212) 949-5666 Fax: (212) 682-6174

The Africa Fund
The Africa Fund works for a positive US policy towards Africa and supports human rights, democracy, and development.
50 Broad St., Suite 1701, New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 785-1024 Fax: (212) 785-1078

Africa Liaison Project
The Africa Liaison Project fosters communication, cooperation, and collaboration on development initiatives in Africa.
Interaction, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 667-8227x131 Fax: (202) 667-8236

Africa Policy Information Center
APIC is a not-for-profit organization supported by churches, trade unions, and civil rights groups that works with Congress on Africa-related legislation.
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 509, Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 546-7961 Fax: (202) 546-1545

African American International Trade Association
An organization dedicated to the development of trade and cultural ties between the United States and Africa in the areas of telecommunications, education, technology, tourism, medicine, and business development.
145B E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602
Tel: (888) 825-5259 Fax: (717) 299-9524

Africare is a nonprofit organization that administers and performs development work throughout Africa.
Africare House, 440 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 462-3614 Fax: (202) 387-1034

Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
ACAS is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the US on critical, current issues related to Africa.
132 N. Carolina Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 547-5852 Fax: (202) 546-7776

Constituency for Africa
The organization’s mission is to mobilize and foster increased cooperation and coordination among a broad-based coalition of American, African, and international organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to the progress and empowerment of Africa and African peoples.
1629 K St. NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 371-0588 Fax: (202) 371-9017

The Corporate Council on Africa
The Corporate Council on Africa is a non-partisan, membership organization of corporations and individuals dedicated to strengthening and facilitating relationships between African and American individuals and organizations by creating educational, cultural, and commercial exchange opportunities.
1100 17th Street, NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 835-1115 Fax: (202) 835-1117

The Foundation for Democracy in Africa
The mission of the Foundation is to implement the principles of culturally based democratic government within African society, bringing the countries of Africa into the mainstream of the global economy through free enterprise, thus cultivating the pathway for peace and prosperity from resulting economic opportunity.
1900 L St. NW, Suite 414, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 331-1333 Fax: (202) 331-8547

Global Alliance for Africa
Global Alliance focuses on regions in Africa that lack adequate medical care because of poverty, isolation, lack of education, and the unequal distribution of health care services. Global Alliance encourages self-reliance, independence, and the ability of Africans to ensure for themselves an improved quality of life.
122 S. Des Plaines St., Chicago, IL 60661
Tel: (312) 382-0607 Fax: (312) 906-9930

TransAfrica Forum
TransAfrica is a foreign policy research and lobby organization with a focus on Africa and the African Diaspora.
1744 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 797-2301 Fax: (202) 797-2382

US-Africa Free Enterprise Education Foundation
The foundation’s mission is to bring together the spirit of free enterprise, knowledge, and humanitarianism by organizing positive self-enriching economic, educational, and cultural experiences that transcend racial, ethnic, and religious divides in the United States and Africa.
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 1120, Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 301-8723 Fax: (813) 301-9301

The Washington Office on Africa
The Washington Office on Africa is a church-sponsored nonprofit advocacy organization seeking to articulate and promote a just American policy toward Africa.


The African Development Foundation
Offers 12-24 month grants to African academics and professionals under its Gray Senior Fellowships Program.

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Council’s International Study Programs Division (ISP) offers educational programs abroad for students and faculty. In addition, ISP is for the publication of the Journal of Studies in International Educational Exchange, which provides a forum for noteworthy scholarship and provocative thinking about efforts to provide quality international educational exchange programs.

National Consortium for Study in Africa
The NCSA promotes study abroad programs in Africa and seeks to improve the
quality of these programs. This site provides the most comprehensive listing
available of programs for study abroad in Africa available to U.S. students.


African Development Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

The Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Commonwealth Foundation

CTA ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Ford Foundation

Foundation for Research Development (FRD) [South Africa]

Friedrich Ebert Foundation-International Development Corporation

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS)

Institute for International Cooperation and Development

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Development Research Center (IDRC)

National Endowment of the Humanities

Peace Corps

The Rockefeller Foundation

Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida/SAREC)

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

World Bank

World Health Organization


Africa Online
An African Web portal that lists detailed resources for various subjects like business, education, women’s issues, and youth.

Africa News Now
Up to the minute news about Africa.

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources
Web site features an extensive Politics section, and a two-part section for Current News (newspapers and news agencies).

African Perspective on line
Online all Africa newsweekly.

Web site focusing on the African Diaspora.

AfricaNet - Information, History and Fact Sheets on Africa
Includes information on travel and different countries throughout Africa.

Great Web site that explores all of Africa and is aimed at the Holland-Africa relationship.

Major African news Web site that incorporates PANA and African news online.

BBC News - Africa
BBC Africa.

Benin - Laws - Online News - Information Service
Information and great links to African countries.

ClickAfrique: An E-Community and Portal for Africa
African news and information.

An African Web portal targeted at white Africans.

USAfrica Online
A US-based African professional newspaper. Highest circulating newspaper serving African, African-American and American business professionals.

U.S. State Department - Bureau of African Affairs
Information on the relationship between Africa and the US.

WoYaa!: The African Internet Portal, Africa Search engine and Web Sites Directory
A major African search engine based out of South Africa.

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