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AFRICAN AMERICAN
Resources

Collections & Electronic Texts
African American Mosaic
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html
A Libr /ary of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture "The Mosaic is the first Libr /ary-wide resource guide to the institution's African- American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Libr /ary's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound. Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the Libr /ary's African-American collections, and, the Libr /ary trusts, the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections. "
African Studies
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/AS.html
University of Pennsylvania African Studies WWW Server.
Black Scientists & Inventors
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmscientists1.html
This site provides profiles on selected African-American men and women who have excelled in the Sciences.
Desegregation of the Armed Forces
http://www.whistlestop.org/study_collections/desegregation/large/desegregation.htm
A digital archives collection from the Whistlestop Project of the Harry S. truman Presidential Libr /ary. This specific collection deals with the truman Administration's involvement with the desegregation of the United States Armed Forces
Great African Americans in the Sciences
http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-great-african-americans-in-the-sciences.aspx
This site provides profiles on selected African-American men and women who have excelled in the Sciences.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Center for Nonviolent Social Change
    http://www.nps.gov/malu/kcpage.htm
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
    www-leland.stanford.edu/group/King/
    Web site for the King Papers Project at Stanford University. This site includes links to the MLK Bibliography and speeches given by Dr. King.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Bibliography
    The MLK Bibliography file contains approximately 2700 bibliographic references to works that deal with the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement. From UWIN choose Libr /aries, Libr /aries on the Internet, Stanford's Online Catalog. Once in Stanford's Online Catalog, type "select," choose Social Sciences Resources and the MLK Bibliography.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Web Site
    This web page is sponsored by the Seattle Times.

  • Martin Luther King FBI File
    A microfilm collection published by University Publications of America (UPA). This collection is housed at the University of Washington.
Papers of the NAACP
http://www.upapubs.com/guides/african.htm
A microfilm collection published by University Publications of America (UPA). This link provides descriptive notes on the content and scope of selected segments of the Papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Parts 13 through 22 are housed at the University of Washington.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois.
http://www.bartleby.com/114/index.html
"To Burghardt and Yolande, The Lost and the Found."
The University of Washington has 3 print editions of this important work:
  • Undergraduate Libr /ary, E185.5 .D81 1973
  • Undergraduate Libr /ary, E185.6 .D797 1989
  • UW-Bothell Libr /ary, E185.6 .D797 1996
Slavery and Religion in America: A time line. 1440-1866
http://www.ipl.org/ref/timeline/
This is mostly a list of dates and events, but also has some interesting pictures from primary sources in the UM collection. Part of the Internet Public Libr /ary.
Electronic Periodicals, Periodical Websites and Indexing
American Historical Review
http://www.jstor.org/journals/00027862/html
Provided through JSTOR. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is dedicated to helping the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technologies. Access to this title is provided to University of Washington affiliates only.
Black Collegian Online
http://www.black-collegian.com/
THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online is the electronic version of the 27 year old, national career opportunities magazine. In addition to the abundance of career planning/job search information, there is commentary by leading African-American writers, lifestyle/ entertainment features, general information on college life, and news of what's happening on college campuses today
Black Enterprise Online
http://www.blackenterprise.com/
The Black Enterprise Online is an electronic counterpart to the popular magazine. BEO contains excerpted articles from the current issue, complete articles from the regular BEO departments, and additional information features and links.
Callaloo
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/callaloo/
A part of PROJECT MUSE. Callaloo, the premier African and African-American literary journal, publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. The journal offers a rich mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Frequent annotated bibliographies, special thematic issues, and original art and photography are some of the features of this highly acclaimed international showcase of arts and letters. The University of Washington is a participant in Project Muse.
Essence Online
http://www.essence.com/
The World of Essence Online is informational website for Essence Magazine continaing subscription information and abstracts of feature articles from the current magazine issue.
Gravity is an electronic journal.
http://www.newsavanna.com/meanderings
An African American Journal of Politics, Art and Culture.
Web of Science
http://www.lib.washington.edu/databases/isi/wos.html
The Web of Science produced by ISI includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Science Citation Index databases.
Western Journal of Black Studies
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wjbs/
The Western Journal of Black Studies is an interdisciplinary quarterly publication concerned with research, social analysis, political commentary, literary criticism, and contemporary arts as they are pertinent to the African and African-American experience. Established in 1977 by Talmadge Anderson, the Journal has provided readers with research and commentary representing every possible topic and point of view from all corners of the earth."

Under the direction of the editor, Dr. E.Lincoln James, The Western Journal of Black Studies was recently awarded with the C.L.R. James award for promoting outstanding scholarship with regards to African American issues

Research Centers
Amistad Research Center (Tulane University)
http://www.arc.tulane.edu
The Amistad Research Center is one of the nation's premier underrepresented group repositories. Named after a famed revolt by Africans on La Amistad in 1839 and landmark U.S. Supreme Court case.
Black Archives (Florida A & M University)
http://www.famu.edu/archives/index.html
Florida A&M University Black Archives Research Center and Museum. This facility, which complements academic studies in history, has become a popular tourist attraction.
Center for African American Studies (UCLA)
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/caas/"
The UCLA Center for African American Studies (CAAS) was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU) in 1969. As an ORU, the Center's mission is to develop strong academic and research programs in African American Studies through its five primary organizational br /anches: research, academic programs, libr /ary, special projects and publications.
Fisk University
http://www.fisk.edu/collections.html
This link from Fisk University provides information on Special Collections available for research at this Historically Black institution.
Howard University

  • Digital Resources on African American Studies
    http://www.founders.howard.edu/afroam.htm
    Access to information on African American Culture and History.

  • Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
    http://www.founders.howard.edu/moorland-spingarn
    THE MOORLAND-SPINGARN RESEARCH CENTER (MSRC) is recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world.
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (Columbia University)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/iraas/
Located at Columbia University in the city of New York, The Institute is an academic resource center located near the heart of Harlem, the world's most famous black community. Established in 1993, the Institute administers the undergraduate major and concentration in African-American Studies at Columbia University.
Schomburg Center
  • Schomburg Center
    http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html
    One of the premier research centers in the country on African American culture and history. It is one of the Research Libr /aries of the New York Public Libr /ary.
  • Schomburg Gallery
Informational Web Links
MSBET
http://www.msbet.com
The Microsoft-Black Entertainment Television (MSBET) site contains a wonderful art gallery of images of African Americans' struggle toward and then exercise of freedom during the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras. At present the site contains two major exhibits, "African Americans and Freedom in the Era of Emancipation," and "The Shaw Memorial." Both are annotated by Henry Louis Gates of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute of Harvard University. The first is composed of three parts and twenty-three images (at present) chronicling the struggle for freedom, emancipation, and the exercise of freedom. The second consists of a br /ief history of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (the first African American regiment in the Civil War), as told through images from the Shaw Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts. The site also contains stories and sculpted busts of six of the members of that regiment (Soldier's Stories). Note that the FutureSplash plug-in enhances navigation around the MSBET site, but is not necessary for accessing the Black Images of Freedom site.
Netnoir, Inc.
http://www.netoir.com/index.html
("NN") is a California corporation based in San Francisco. Its mission is to be the leading new media company promoting, developing,digitizing, archiving and distributing distinctive Afrocentric programming and commercial applications for all forms of interactive media.
The Network Journal
http://www.tnj.com
The Network Journal provides African American professionals and small, emerging business owners the tools necessary for success.
Universal Black Pages
http://www.ubp.com
This web site provides a listing of Pan-African Home Pages. The stated main purpose of the UBP is to have a complete and comprehensive listing of African diaspora related Web pages at a central site.

Harry R. Murphy, maurice@u.washington.edu

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