Those interested in further exploration of African and African American life are invited to browse through the following topical websites. Please note that the Africana Studies Program has chosen these sites carefully, but is not responsible for the current contents of any of these off-site pages. If you discover one that you believe to be inappropriate, please let us know.
African American History and Culture:
- African Arts: Published quarterly by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, this journal is devoted to the study and discussion of traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. (Site includes links to full-text articles from current issue.)
- Rosa Park's Papers: The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000.
- African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum:"The first and only national memorial and museum for U.S. colored troops in the Civil war." Location: 1200 U Street N.W., Washington, DC 20009
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia: Location at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101.
- American Black Journal: Website devoted to Detroit Television's long-running program documenting Detroit & American History from African-American perspectives. Includes archive of selected shows (indexed by guest, host and theme) and educator resources.
- The Library of Congress's American Memory Collection, titled African American Odyssey and dedicated to African American History.
- Black Baltimore, 'From Frederick to Thurgood': A Baltimore Heritage Collaborative" from the Maryland State Archives.
- The Crisis: Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, The Crisis is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture. (Full issues available online; searchable.)
- The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project: A Research Project of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA. (Good primary source; has Marcus Garvey's UNIA newspaper online)
- The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Located in Harlem (135th street) - Outstanding research branch of the New York Public Library. The library has digitized many of its archives, which makes this resource incredibly useful to study periods in the 19thcentury as well.
- The Sentencing Project:"Research and advocacy for reform" in the criminal justice system.
African Life and Culture:
Caribbean Life and Culture:
"A global human society based on poverty for many and prosperity for a few, characterized by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable." - Thabo Mbeki