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The Association for the Study of African American History & Life
Free Online Resources on Black History
Also check out the Finding Articles tab above to get access to MCNY Library articles, books, and online resources.
African American History Month (Library of Congress site)
An official .gov website that includes video/audio resources, resource for teachers, and selected free readings on African American History.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Recordings and photos taken in the 1930s of more than 2,000 surviving former slaves. From the Library of Congress.
Free Course on Youtube | African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle (Stanford)
Free lectures hosted on YouTube from Stanford University professor J. Bradford Delong.
Free Course from Yale University | African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
From Jonathan Holloway at Yale, includes syllabus, recommended texts, and free lectures hosted on YouTube.
The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip
From the Library of Congress, a collection of audio recordings and photos from their 1939 trip around the south recording "Folk songs", and inadvertently recording the complicated early history of blues, country, and rock n roll.
“The Slave That Reads Is The First To Run Away”: A Free Database of the Major Slave Narratives
A list of slave narratives freely available online, often including historical illustrations. Check out Frederick Douglass!
Southern Poverty Law Center
Since 1971, the SPLC has been keeping track of hate groups in the U.S., with maps and intelligence files on groups that promote hate crimes. SPLC's website also includes publications on education for at risk populations, immigration, and community injustice.
Speech: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King 4 April 1967
Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City
Voices from the Days of Slavery
Audio recordings, songs, essays, and photos of the experiences of 23 former slaves, collected by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Smithsonian Collection Search Center
Search over 8.2 million catalog records of museum objects, online images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other online resources.
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