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Black History Web Links

Biography.com Celebrates Black History -- This site has dozens of biographies on famous African-Americans, both living and dead, who have had an impact on American society.

Internet African American History Challenge -- Here you can find information about 19th-century African Americans such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and Nat Turner.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Directory and the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University -- This official repository of Martin Luther King's papers has been set up in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and is approved by the King family. You must register to view the papers, but there is no charge.

Black Facts Online -- This is a search engine for historic dates in black history. Black Facts Online was created and is maintained by Inner-City Software of Dorchester, Massachusetts.

The African-American Mosaic -- This is the Library of Congress resource guide for the study of black history and culture. It surveys the full range of the library's collections: books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film and recorded sound.

National Civil Rights Museum -- This is the home page of the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. It includes a virtual tour and links to other human rights sites.

African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania -- This Web site is supported by the university's African Studies Center. It has multimedia archives -- mostly JPEG and GIF images of African images, art and maps -- and nearly 200 links to other sites.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave -- Open this site to read Frederick Douglass' autobiography in the form of a manuscript published in 1845 by the Anti-slavery Office in Boston.

Black Baseball History -- This site, a collaboration between CNN and Sports Illustrated, traces the history of African-American baseball, beginning in 1861.

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