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African American History: Home

Find print and online resources on the history of African Americans in the United States.

General history web sites

Black Figures

President Barack Obama Campaign Headshot

African American GIs

Martin Luther King Jr.

American Memory Historical Collections

American Memory, from the Library of Congress, is a great place to find primary-source material.  The collections include sheet music, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photos, video recordings, and more. You can do a keyword search or browse their list of topics, time period or type of material. You can browse American Memory online.

There are primary sources relating to African American history throughout the collections, you might want to start with

African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era

Recommended Starting Points

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