Good Links Outside Our Walls
New Orleans Public Library

African American
  • The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
    Text and images from an online exhibit highlighting the Library of Congress' African-American collections.
  • Africana Heritage Project
    From the University of South Florida, this site's stated mission is "to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site."
  • Amistad Research Center
    The web site of the South's premier repository for civil rights and African American history.
  • Black Inventors
    Includes links to biographies of individual African American inventors.
  • Boston African-American National Historic Site
    Describes the programs of this historic site, which includes "5 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th century African-American community."
  • Celebrating Black History 365
    Lawson Community College celebrates 365 days of Black History by creating links to a myriad of information about African American heritage, including influential past and present African Americans; a salute to President Barack Obama; and contemporary firsts in science, government, sports, and entertainment.
  • The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
    An extensive list of African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.
  • Freedmen's Bureau Online
    Includes selected extracts from the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, including records of operations, records relating to murders and outrages, freedmen's marriage certificates, records relating to freedmen's labor, monthly reports of destitute discharged soldiers and their families, reports of indigent and helpless freedpeople (in a number of Louisiana parishes).
  • In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience
    This stunning site from the Schomburg Center from Research in Black Culture examines the migration of African-Americans throughout history, using more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. A timeline is also provided, along with educational material for students and teacher.
  • MLK Online
    "Your 'One Stop Source' for MLK on the net.
  • Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
    This site exhibits "the accomplishments of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora within the Mathematical Sciences."
  • National Civil Rights Museum
    Take a virtual tour of the museum in Memphis.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Celebrating the historic themes of the Underground Railroad as they relate to contemporary society through commemoration, education and inspiration.
  • New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network
    The "Soul of New Orleans," "one of the country's most comprehensive tourist guides dedicated to showcasing ethnic New Orleans. "
  • Records of Slave Ship Movement Between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843
    "This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas from 1817-1843. Specifically, the data file contains information on the ship's port of arrival, date of arrival, type of vessel, tonnage, master's name, number of guns, number of crew, national flag, number of slaves, port of departure, number of days of voyage, and mortality.">
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    The New York Public Library's famed research center.
  • Virtual Visit: The Emancipation Proclamation
    Images of, and information about, Lincoln's great document. From the New York State Library.

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Updated 11/5/2013