Description: The following links are resources on African American History, an often and grossly overlooked topic in K-12 history classes. The links below are just a few of the many that exist on the web, please comment with any other links or resources you would like to see on this page.
New Jersey African American History Curriculum for Grades 9 – 12. A extensive collection with lesson plans, bibliographies and links to documents.
PBS Black Culture Connection
Resources for Educators
New York Times : Unpublished Black History
US Gov Black History Month Site
Black History Month page
Features multi-media historical footage
‘The Black Panthers Vanguard Of The Revolution’
Directed by Stanley Nelson 2015
Features rare archival footage of the Black Panther Movement’s development and testimonials from members.
Black Wall Street
Documentary about the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest black communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred hundreds of black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.
Collection of Malcom X Speeches and Interviews
Afro-Louisiana History and Geneaolgy. A site that holds a database of records of 100,000 people that were brought over from Africa to Louisiana as slaves. The database features the African slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, prices paid by slave owners, and slaves’ testimony and emancipations.
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Life in the Americas Image Collection. A vast collection of historical images from the slave trade period and from the daily life of enslaved people in the Americas.
The Fertile Crescent: Haiti, Cuba and LouisianaAn interesting radio program that discuses the connections between Africa, slavery and the African-American peoples of Haiti, Cuba and Louisiana. Features interviews with scholar Gwendolyn Midlo Hall who has done extensive research on African American history and genealogy.
The African American Experience in Louisiana. A document with a brief but annotated history of the African American experience in Louisiana as well as a collection of architectural landmarks and historical places that relate to the history.
A quote from the document below
“The African American experience is an integral part of Louisiana’s broader history, but because it has not always been treated as such and the significance of the historic resources related to it has not been well-understood, it is necessary to devote individual attention to this important subject.”
Two blog posts about Louisiana’s pre-colonial & colonial history, slavery and slave revolts. Although these articles may be biased and problematic (the image used in one of the posts features a stereotypical depiction of an indigenous person) they are a jumping off point for more research.