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New York Public Library's Digital Schomburg provides trusted information, online exhibitions, and scholarship on the global black experience 24/7. Users worldwide can find, in this virtual Schomburg Center, exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Situated on a site in Montgomery where enslaved people were once warehoused. A block from one of the most prominent slave auction spaces in America, the Legacy Museum is steps away from an Alabama dock and rail station where tens of thousands of Black people were trafficked during the 19th century.
In addition to the Rosa Park Papers, Frederick Douglas Papers, and Nora Zeale Hurston plays, the Library of Congress digital collections feature important historical photography, music, and subject collections representing African American history and culture.
More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. Until now, there has been no national memorial acknowledging the victims of racial terror lynchings. On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy.
Umbra Search African American History makes African American history more broadly accessible, pulling together digital archival documents and visual resources content from 1,000 U.S. archives, libraries, and museums.
Links from the Oxford African American Research Center
Organized by subject, the selected links below will lead you to external web sites on African American history and culture. Some are focused on particular moments in history, such as the Jim Crow era, or on specialized fields, like African Americans in film. The content of the sites ranges from archival sources and data sets which scholars would find useful to supplemental resources for students to classroom tools and lesson plans for teachers.