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  • The African American Mosaic: A library of Congress resource guide for the study of Black History and Culture
  • Alabama Digital Archives: Collections from the Alabama Department of Archives and History including the WPA Alabama Writers’ Project: several hundred ex-slave narratives, short stories, and folklore of Alabama life composed during the Great Depression; and the Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection
  • American Slave Narratives: An online anthology, transcripts of selected WPA narratives and related photographs with a link to related black history e-texts, data, and resources.
  • Amistad Research Center: An independent archive specialising in the history of African Americans and other Ethnic Minorities. Digital Projects including an online database and the Louisiana Digital Library: 5000+ photographs relating to the activities of the American Missionary Association
  • Anti-slavery Literature: Online access to a body of literature crucial to understanding African American experience including slave narratives, Proslavery Literature, and Videos and Podcasts.
  • Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian: Guide to the Papers of African American Artists: Including digital material from more than 150 collections pertaining to African American painters, sculptors, and printmakers from the late 19th century to the present.
  • The Black Archives: The History & Research Foundation of South Florida collects, preserves and disseminates the history and culture of black South Florida from 1896 to the present with information on holdings and some material available digitally
  • Black Panthers: A digital collection of essays, pamphlets, articles and images at the Michigan State University Libraries which also include Africana, Scottsboro boys, and Ku Klux Klan collections.
  • Black Presence: Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850: An online exhibition, by the National Archives and Black and Asian Studies Association, including access to information, digitized documents, and a glossary of terms
  • Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938. A Library of Congress site
  • Digital Archive of Afro-Bahian: An online resource which brings together  resources for Afro-Brazilian Studies from many institutional and private collections, including both textual and audio-visual material such as Work and Workers in Brazil, and Photographs from the M. Herskovits’ Papers at the Schomburg Center
  • Digital Library on American Slavery: A searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. Gathered from petitions to southern legislatures and country courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the United States and the District of Columbia.
  • Digital Schomburg at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture: A Research unit of New York Public Library providing digital access to archives of books, images, audio- visual  resources, a comprehensive list of links to American newspaper archives, online exhibitions, and an extensive list of other online resources relating to black Atlantic culture
  • Documenting the American South: A digital publishing initiative providing ‘primary resources for the study of southern history, literature and culture’ this includes collections of books, diaries, posters, artefacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs
  • Drop Me Off in Harlem: A resource linked to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, including a media player with access to images, videos, audio and texts related to this movement
  • Freedman and Southern Society Project: Drawing upon the rich resources of the National Archives of the United States a projected nine volume publication, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867, is underway. This site provides access to a good number of sample documents and a chronology of emancipation.
  • Freedman’s Bureau Online: Providing digitized primary material and statistics including Freedman’s labour records, Marriage records, Murder and Outrage records
  • George Padmore Institute: A site supporting an archive and research centre based in North London. This centre houses materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe.
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Digital resources including online exhibitions, podcasts by noted historians, and resources based around the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition Center: with an online collection of over 200 documents including speeches, letters, cartoons and graphics, interviews, and articles
  • Harlem History: A site created by Columbia University celebrating arts and culture, the neighbourhood, and politics related to the history of Harlem.
  • In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience: A resource documenting different periods and strands of immigration and emigration relating African Americans. It provides access to primary materials, images, maps, texts and general information.
  • International Slavery Museum: A National Museums Liverpool venue at the Albert Dock which promotes the understanding of transatlantic slavery and its enduring impact. This site includes descriptions of ISM galleries and, transcripts and podcasts of lectures relating the ISM and the themes and collections within it
  • INTUTE: A website search engine providing access to academically recommended resources which can be filtered by period or resource type
  • Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia:  An online version of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan. This site contains a wealth of information, essays, images and travelling exhibitions , relating to racial stereotyping, which can be accessed online as well as a virtual tour of the actual museums in Michigan
  • Liverpool in Print: This site contains an online catalogue of the Liverpool Local Studies Collection, at the Liverpool Record Office, Central Library. It also contains reading guides that identify the most important books about Liverpool history, and explain how to approach research on a range of topics.
  • Louisiana Digital Library: An online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials, including a Race and Ethnicity Collection.
  • • Precious Cargo: A travelling museum dedicated to the African diaspora providing artistic and educational exhibitions and programming. This site offers images of the museum's collection which illustrates the history and culture of the African diaspora, with an important aspect of the project being to create open dialogue about race...
  • Race and Place: An African American Community in the Jim Crow South: Collections focussing on the town of Charlottesville in Virginia including personal papers, newspapers, images, maps, political materials, and oral histories.
  • Rhapsodies in Black: A site accompanying the exhibition and publication of the same name, providing thematic essays and a bibliography
  • Slavery and the Natural World at the Natural History Museum: A site tracing connections between Slavery and the Natural History Museum’s collections
  • Tate Research: This site includes access to Tate Collection online circa 65000 works, Tate Archives with over 4000 items accessible online, and Tate Papers, Tate’s scholarly online journal including Jean Fisher’s article ‘The Other Story Past Imperfect’ from the Autumn 2009 issue which explores the reception of ‘The Other Story’, 1989, the first retrospective exhibition of British African, Caribbean, and Asian modernism.
  • UCLA African Studies Center: Containing a selection of podcasts on a wide range of topics from African Arts to Politics and Identity and a number of online research projects including The Marcus Garvey Papers Project and the Swahili Poetry Project
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture: A Multi-Media Archive: A University of Virginia site exploring different versions of and images associated with the Uncle Tom's Cabin Text, as well as access to an extensive variety of pre-texts (1830-1852), and responses (1852-1930) in American culture. 
  • University of Liverpool Library Special Collections and Archives: A site giving in depth descriptions of collections including the Rathbone Papers and the Shipping and Slave Trade Papers 
  • US National Slavery Museum: A site with many articles exploring particularly the links and dialogue between slavery and art in museums.


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