Africana/Black Studies - Websites


Africana | African American


Africa South of the Sahara
This website, prepared by the African Collection curator at Stanford University, organizes information by country and by topic. Some of the topics include art, film, music, recipes and foods, as well as government, health, education, etc. The site also allows you to search across all of the topics at once to locate resources that might contain your subject of interest.
This website contains 5 separate databases: African Women, Africana Periodical Literature, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa, DISA: Digital Innovation South Africa and African Studies Abstracts Online. This is a rich resource containing citations as well as full-text articles.

An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet
"This guide/directory is revised regularly. It encompasses Internet sites, discussion lists and any other e-resources of relevance to Africa/African studies." Put together by a librarian/faculty member from Michigan State University, this site is extremely comprehensive.

African Studies Center- UPenn
The University of Pennslyvania African Studies guide leads to information on different African countries. Maps and weblinks are availible for each country. NOTE: some weblinks may be broken, but others lead sucessfullly to sites rich with information.

Country Studies - Library of Congress
"The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world." Not all countries are covered. The Library of Congress also hosts an interactive guide to their Africana collection

Keele Guide to African Government and Politics on the Internet 
Published by Keele University, this site organizes government websites by country. This site also contains sites of the various political movements by country as well as media outlets.

National Council for Black Studies
The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world. 

African American

African American Web Resources
This libguide by a librarian at Northwestern University highlights some good websites, open source resources, oral histories, blogs, e-zines and more guides.

African American History Month
This website, hosts lists to multiple government departments hosting information about African American History including primary research, images and audio sources., an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. These materials include an online encyclopedias, complete transcripts of by African Americans, full text primary documents, bibliographies, timelines and six gateway pages with links to digital archive collections. It also features a Perspectives Online Magazine which features commentary of important but little known events in black history often written by the individuals who participated in or witnessed them.

Civil Rights Digital Library
The CRDL features a collection of unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany, Ga.) television archives held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries. Browse by people, places or events.

Library of Congress American Memory
Hosts the seven African American primary source collections at the Library of Congress, including Slave Narratives, Manuscripts and Legal Documents.

Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photographs
Hundreds of photographs documenting the journey of African-Americans from the slavery era to the 20th century are now digitized and freely accessible.

Umbra Search African American History
Umbra Search seeks to make African American History more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool. This tools brings together more than 400,000 digitized materials from over 1000 libraries and archives across the country.


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