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African American Studies: Academic/Research/museums

a guide to resources

Comprehensive Sites

Key Sites

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

American Memory Digital Collections - The Library of Congress National Digital Library program.
This site includes multimedia collections, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, primary resources, and much more.  Browse the African American History Collection.

Africans in America - A major collection of images, documents, stories and commentaries on American's journey through slavery.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - is located in the Cultural Center of the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1965, it holds the world's largest permanent exhibit on African American culture.

Documenting the American South - Provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history.

National Museum of African American History and Culture - Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the NMAAHC is one of the largest collections of African American history in the world and the only national museum devoted to African American history.

National Civil Rights Museum - Located in the Lorraine Motel, scene of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther Ling, Jr.

National Park Service - African American Heritage - This National Parks Service (NPS) page provides links to online tours of NPS sites dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage and information about NPS programs relating to African American heritage.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - Provides links to digital visual resources of African Americans in the 19th century and to major online exhibitions.