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African American Studies


Please review the Critical Thinking Guide for  “ Evaluating Internet Sources”


Bielefeld Academic Search Engine


Black Past






The Open Directory


Voice of the Shuttle Section on African American topics  




Primary Documents


 AfricanAmerican Lives from the PBS series


 Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas A tool and resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students and the general public - anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas.
 Alexander Street Press An index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives.


 Avalon project


  In Their Own Words A collection of books, pamphlets, letters, and diaries, dating from the latter eighteenth through the early twentieth century, that reflects the history of the United States.
Making of American Project 




  Online: American Slave Narratives

New York Slavery Records Index



Academy of American Poets


African American Literary Book Club


Perspectives in American Literature: African American Authors









Harlem Renaissance

March 1925 issue of Survey Graphic a contemporary examinations of the Harlem Renaissance.
Rhapsodies in Black : Art of the Harlem Renaissance—museum exhibition

Do I Use a Database or the Internet?

BET Top 25 Events That Misshaped Black America