Fact Finder: African American History

March 10, 2010 

Encyclopedias

An online encyclopedia of African American accomplishments.  Check each of the five categories: people, places, events, terms and organizations.

Encyclopedia Britannica¬ís guide to Black History month.   Includes timeline, biographies, photographs, learning activities.

African American History and Culture from Encyclopedia Smithsonian. Includes biographies, teacher resources and bibliographies.

North Carolina resources

African American History across North Carolina.  Grouped by region this resource highlights important dates for African American history in North Carolina.

Medical perspective from Duke University.  Includes information on people,  historical black hospitals, folk medicine and a timeline on African American medical education.

Other web sites that include resources for teachers:

A timeline of African American history from the Library of Congress.  See the Teachers link for even more information.

Learn about the groundbreakers in African American history from Biography.com.  Games, videos, biographies of noteable African Americans and teacher resources.

Black History Month from infoplease.com.  Includes history, timelines, biographies and contemporary issues.  Look down the page for quizzes for children and adults.

The African-American Migration Experience.A look at thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America.Includes materials for teachers and students.

Hotlist on Black History.

Oral Histories

Collection of Black Oral Histories. These interviews of African American pioneers and their descendents were done throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, from 1972-1974.  Topics discussed in the interviews include early black settlers, job opportunities, social life and community, living patterns, black churches, and black political involvement from the late 1800s through 1974.

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