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2 AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES: THE BEST INTERNET RESOURCES STEPHEN PERRY, IRO and SUZAN METRY, IRC SPECIALIST

3 In this Presentation... We shall bring to light the enormous African-American resources available on the Internet We shall also acquaint you with what we have on African-American Studies

4 History of African-American History Month. But first the History and reason behind the celebration of African-American History Month..Contributions of African-Americans have never been properly documented or recorded. Blacks have largely been left out of the written record for America, but this is now slowly being rectified.The designation of February as Black History month was an attempt to remedy this historical neglect..Who started the month and the celebrations? In 1926, Dr Carter Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D who founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life, initiated “Negro History Week.”

5 History of African-American History Month. What was the special significance behind February being chosen as the month for these celebrations?.Dr. Woodson chose February because it included the Birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln--two men associated with championing Black causes..How did the celebrations expand from a week to a month?.During the Nation’s Bicentennial in 1976, various Afrocentric organizations expanded the week-long celebration to provide more time for programs, speakers, observances and celebrations..Shortly after this, Embassies around the world and Universities in the U.S. devoted February to speakers and special programs recognizing the enormous contributions of Blacks to American society.

6 How to Research African American History From Rutgers University Libraries

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8 The more detailed RESEARCH GUIDE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES:

9 From the African Studies Collection at U Pennsylvania

10 AFRICAN AMERICANS: From the University of California at Santa Barbara;

11 This site has links to Historical Texts

12 Ohio State University: Another Gateway Site:

13 FROM USINFO WEB SITE:

14 From the STATE DEPARTMENT SITE: USINFO

15 Section on CIVIL RIGHTS with KEY DOCUMENTS

16 AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH KEY DOCUMENTS

17 Has CENSUS BUREAU FACTS AND ADITIONAL RESOURCES: We will take Quiz at end of Class.

18 CENSUS FACTS 2006 for African Americans

19 Variety of Online Publications

20 ORGANZIATIONS CONCERNED WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS IN U.S.

21 LEGAL RESOURCES FROM INFO USA

22 TIMELINE OF CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

23 ONLINE READINGS

24 E -JOURNALS

25 E-JOURNALS IN ARABIC

26 African American Literature

27 African American Women Authors:

28 Example of a Digitized Text

29 HARLEM RENAISSANCE RESOURCES

30 African - American Women from the Duke University Special Collections: american-women.html

31 African American Literature Analysis from USINFO:http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itsv/0200/ijse/stepto.htm

32 Bibliography on African American Literature:http://usinfo.state.gov/scv/history_geography_and_population/popula tion_and_diversity/african_americans/african_americans_biblio.html

33 Web Sites on the Harlem Renaissance via the USINFO site:

34 DIGITIZED COLLECTIONS

35 C26B496F2

36 From Documenting the American South Project: Slave Narratives:

37 Library of Congress Collections:

38 Library of Congress Digitized Collections via the American Memory Project.

39 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: SLAVE NARRATIVE PROJECT:

40 African American Collections: ategory=African%20American%20History

41 Digitized Collections via the Georgetown University Project for American Studies: nicity%2C%20and%20Identity&head2=African%20American%20Resources

42 SCHOMBURG COLLECTION:

43 MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

44 Afro-American Museum in Boston

45 Smithsonian Museum

46 Museums : n_and_diversity/african_americans/african_americans_museums.html

47 Continuing Education through American Universities Online Courses, Essays, Perspectives

48 From USINFO: Essays on African-American History, Culture and Society.

49 MIT DISTANCE EDUCATION: ocw.mit.edu

50 Course on Writing about Race in MIT

51 An example from a course on American Women Writers

52 Full Text Journals: CALLALOO:

53 FULL TEXT DATABASES OF THE IRC EBSCO PROQUEST LEXIS NEXIS NEWSPAPERS STATISTICS MANY OTHERS

54 The End Thank You for Your Attention!


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