Black History Month

African American Community and Culture

New York Public Library: Schomburg Center for Black Culture
Digital Schomburg provides access to trusted information, interpretation and scholarship on the global black experience. Users worldwide can find, in this virtual Schomburg Center, exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams.

Your Guide to African American History and Culture
From Sojourner Truth to Jacob Lawrence, discover the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience.

American Library Association: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. 

African American Newspapers
List of top African American newspapers.

PBS: American Promise
American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. 

CNN: inAmerica
What defines you? Maybe it’s the shade of your skin, the place you grew up, the accent in your words, the make-up of your family, the gender you were born with, the intimate relationships you chose to have or your generation?

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
All communities in American society trace their origins in the United States to one or more migration experiences. America, after all, is "a nation of immigrants."

African American Cultural Heritage Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of key African American cultural sites created by the Smithsonian Institution. 

Carnegie Hall: A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy
A history of African American Music.

To Live Like a Slave
A reenactment of the lives of blacks who inhabited slave quarters in 1770.

African-American Experience
African American experiences in colonial America.

Colonial African-American Life
A historical almanac of life in colonial America.

Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History Through a Historic Place
This lesson could be used in units on early 20th-century urban history, especially the migration of African Americans to the city.

Harlem Renaissance
After the American civil war, liberated African-Americans searched for a safe place to explore their new identities as free men and women. They found it in Harlem.

African American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture.

African American Odyssey
A collection of African American exhibits from the Library of Congress.

Negro League Baseball
Learn about the history of the league.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a privately founded non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of African American Baseball.

ESPN: Black History Month
ESPN celebrates Black History Month with a series of stories that reflect on the contributions to the world of sports by African-Americans.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The colleges and universities in each state are listed in alphabetical order.

African American Arts and Culture: Arts Focus
Learn about the African American artists who were shaped by the social and political issues of their time.

Smithsonian: African American Artists
Listing of African American Artists with oral interviews.

NAACP Timeline
Here are just a few of the NAACPs hundreds and thousands of courageous moments that involved everyone from school children to laborers to professionals to presidents to just ordinary men and women, who decided to champion what’s right and just on an extraordinary level.

Culture & Change – Black History in America
Explore Black culture and change in America.

The Church in the Southern Black Community
The collection of documents brought together in this project begins to tell the story of the growth of Protestant religion among African Americans during the nineteenth century, and of the birth of what came to be known as the "Black Church" in the United States.

Buffalo Soldiers: The African American Contribution to Guarding the Frontier
Over 180,000 African-Americans served in the Union Army during the Civil War. This is their story.

Important Cities in Black History
Atlanta to Washington, DC: landmarks in African-American history.

A History of Blacks in the National Hockey League
History of African Americans in the National Hockey League.

African American Perspectives
The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection present a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.

African American Sheet Music
A collection of African American sheet music from the Brown University Library.

Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Jacob's story of what it was like to be born and reared in slavery.

Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South
A collecting of interviews documenting life in the Jim Crow South.

American Slave Narratives
An online anthology of interviews of over 2,300 former slaves.

The Two Nations of Black America
This PBS report reviews the thirty years since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. and includes interviews with Julian Bond, Quincy Jones, and Jesse Jackson.