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African American Studies: Organizations

a guide to resources

National Associations

Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Established in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, this organization founded Black History Month. Publishes the Journal of African American History (formerly the Journal of Negro History) and the Black History Bulletin.

The NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States. Provides links to other civil rights organizations.

National Urban League
The League is a nonprofit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City, with affiliates in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The mission of the League is to assist African Americans in the achievement of social and economic equality.

Nation of Islam (NOI)
Provides historical information about the Nation, the speeches of Minister Louis Farrakhan, and online access to the NOI newsletter, the Final Call.