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  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record: Over 1,200 images related to the experiences of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the New World
  • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Features a digital images section which holds 9 collections under the heading African Americana including sketches from the Black Panther Trials, the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection of early photography, and drawings of the Amistad prisoners
  • California Newsreel: Film and video for social change since 1968: Offers free previews of titles each month. Includes sections on African American Perspectives and The Library of African Cinema
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans: A site created by veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement with a wide variety of related resources including a large collection of images
  • Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project: A collection of over 60,000 images documenting the events and daily life of African Americans, originally taken by Charles ‘teenie’ Harris for the Pittsburgh Courier between 1930 and 1970
  • Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954 - 1985: Resources based around the PBS series of the same name including clips from the series, related primary sources, profiles of groups and people involved.
  • Documentary films about American roots cultures streamed with essays about these traditions and filmmaking.
  • The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960: This collection of over 7,600 images was acquired by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at North Western University, some of which are available on this site.
  • Musarium: Without Sanctuary: A photographic record of Lynching in America based on the book of the same name, including a moderated forum where you can respond to these images
  • Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz: The William P. Gottlieb Collection, over 1600 digital images of photographs taken by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb between 1938 and 1948 primarily in Washington D.C. and New York City
  • Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress: Includes collections on the Civil War, the American Colonization society, African American Photographs for the 1900 Paris Exposition, and Carl Van Vetchen Photographs collection
  • Raising Rebels: An online exhibition of bookcovers of radical childrens' literature
  • Royal Geographical Society: Provides access to 1000s of images which can be searched or browsed by continent, or themed categories such as ‘Africa’ ‘Travel & Exploration’ ‘People & Culture’
  • Through the Lens of Time: Images of African Americans from the Cook Collection: A fully searchable digital collection of over 250 images of African Americans taken from the 1860s to the 1930s in Virginia and the Carolinas
  • Voyages en Afrique: A French site which includes a collection of 6500 photographs related to historical travel in Africa, maps, manuscripts, texts, and 30 journals
  • World Digital Library: makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world