General Online Resources
(Also consult Supplemental Sites included in the Toolbox sections.)

TEACHERSERVE, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Freedom's Story: Teaching African American Literature and History

African American Religion, in Divining America: Religion in American History

- Part I: To the Civil War

- Part II: From the Civil War to the Great Migration

DIGITAL SCHOMBURG, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

Lest We Forget: The Triumph over Slavery

The Abolition of the Slave Trade

African Americans in American Politics

The African Burial Ground

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century

The African Presence in the Americas, 1492-1992

AMERICAN MEMORY Library of Congress

African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the WPA Narratives. 1936-1938

From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909

The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture

Complete list of seventeen collections related to African American history and literature in American Memory, Library of Congress


History Matters, George Mason University and the City University of New York

Search page to access African American primary texts and resources

Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives, Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library

Black, Dr. Quintard Taylor, University of Washington-Seattle

Black Abolitionist Archive, University of Detroit-Mercy

The Antislavery Literature Project, Arizona State University

Freedmen and Southern Society Project, University of Maryland

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale Center for International and Area Studies

African American E-Texts in the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center

Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Visual Record, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Digital Media Lab of the University of Virginia Library


African American Lives

African American World

Africans in America

Slavery and the Making of America

Soldiers without Swords: The Black Press

This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys


Toward Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly Reports on Black America, 1857-1874, from

The Meaning of Freedom: Black and White Responses to the End of Slavery. Part Two of America's Reconstruction: People and Politics after the Civil War, from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, et al.

Websites on African American History and Cultures, African Diaspora Archaeology Network, Chris Fennell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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