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K-12 Internet Resources on Africa

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.).

African & African American Studies
A monthly series of programs hosted by Dr. Carolyn L. Holmes, past 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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