K-12: African-American Resources



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K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet

Copyright 1994

Ali B. Ali-Dinar

African-American Resources

These are some of the resources that pertain to African-American studies.

African & African American Studies

    Information on Teaching African and African American History.Managed by the African & African American Studies Department, the School District of Philadelphia, USA. The Department serves public, private, and parochial schools; administrative offices; and local community organizations (parent groups, universities, museums, newspapers, communication media, etc.).
Culture Connection Programs
    A monthly series of programs hosted by Dr. Carolyn L. Holmes, Supervisor of African and African American Studies (Mrs. Dianne S. Partee, former Curriculum Specialist was the co-host during 1995 to 2002). The program highlights topics, issues and themes that reflect the diverse African and African American cultural and historical experiences.
African and African-American Resources,
    This information has been made accessible by the Reference Department of the Thomas Jefferson Library of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.This homepage supplies links to information, articles, and narratives about the State's history taken from sources such as the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, Preservation Issues by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the African American Heritage of St. Louis by the St. Louis Public Library
African American History
    Resources on African American history, art, as well as Slavery, and Civil Rights.
African-American History
    Extensive African-American on-line resources, e.g. history, politics, media, organizations, etc.
African-American History through the Arts
    Resources includes contributions from the sculptor Martin Puryear, the painters Michael Ray Charles and Puvis Young, as well as images of traditional African art, Africans in European art, pre-Civil War art, etc.
African-American History and Culture (LOC)
    The Manuscript Division has one of the nation's most valuable collections for the study of African-American history and culture. The Library's holdings include information about slavery and the slave trade as well as other aspects of plantation life. Papers of slaveholders provide one view of slavery, and slave narratives give another.
African-American Mosaic (LOC)
    This exhibit includes selections from The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. This is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African-American collections, that surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
    This on-line, searchable database is built in an effort to support the growing community surrounding the slave narratives and oral history in general. The site also includes: public discussion forums for genealogists, educators and general discussions, private "classrooms" equipped with real-time chat, discussion boards, and lesson plans, and a variety of links to other Web sites and related resources.
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
    The mission of BDPA is to sustain a network of information technology professionals that is a positive influence in the information processing industry; a network which shares information, provides education and performs community service. This archive includes a BDPA FAQ, and information on Chapter Listings, the BDPANet Bulletin Board System, the Youth Mini-Conference, and the Annual National Conferences.
Everything Black
    General resources for African-American businesses, eduction, events, news, entertainments, history and culture, sports, etc.
Events and People in Black History
    This Week in Black History includes a weekly update each Thursday or Friday morning on Black History Information by Month and Black History Events and People.
MELANET (Jordan Family Enterprises Co.)
    MELANET is an electronic commerce, resource, and research center. A service of New Perspective Technologies Company, MELANET provides a central location whereby Black business persons may market their goods and services to one another as well as the rapidly growing on-line consumer base. This section includes information on Kwanza, Ujamaa fashions, etc.
Stamp on Black History
    The United States Postal Service has issued Black History-related stamps to commemorate black men and women who have contributed to America's history and who have made a difference. This web site highlights important people and events in Black History from the era of slavery to the modern civil rights movement. Also highlighted are groups of black men and women who have made contributions in the world of science, athletics, politics and the arts etc.
Universal Black Pages (Alou Macalou & Larry Ward)
    This large site points to resources on Black History, Business, Event Calendar, Schools & Student Organizations, Professional Organizations, Fraternities & Sororities, Resources, Engineering, Science, and Technology, Educational Opportunities/Activities, Businesses, Life, Written Word, Spoken Word, Art, Politics and the Diaspora.
Black/African Information Sites, (Arthur McGee)
    Includes links to on-line information storage sites (FTP, Gopher, Telnet, WWW, BBS, Database, etc.) that contain a significant amount of information relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues around the world, either in files or conferences. Also included are resources relating to ethnic/intercultural relations, international/sustainable development (includes global networking), and social/progressive activism.
Resouces for Teaching About The Amistad
    A bibliography of resources for teaching about the Amistad including books for children and adults, teachers' guides, a video, and other materials.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Virtual University
    The University is dedicated to the study of the life, legacy, and works of Dr. Du Bois and the culture of the African diaspora. The site offers classrooms and online conferencing. The Univesity contains downloadable bibliographies of works by and about Du Bois, as well as listings of scholars who have published on Du Bois.







Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.
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