Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History

"...large collection of articles, galleries with humdres of images, and film and audio clips."

We Shall Overcome - Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

"...focuses on key locations associated with one of the most important chapters in our history. Follow a National Register of Historic Places itinerary through 49 locations in 21 states, as well as the Selma-to-Montgomery Historic Trail."


African American World

From PBS – your guide to African American history and culture


Library of Congress – African American Odyssey

From the Library of Congress – “Thanks to a major gift from the Citigroup Foundation, the Library launched a five-year effort to add rare and unique items from the Library's vast African-American collections to the National Digital Library.”


African American History

From – comprehensive collection of links to all aspects of African American history.

The following links and descriptions are from Chico High School Library:

African Voices (Smithsonian Natural History Web)
Examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of
Africa's peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, and the natural environment.

Congress of Racial Equality (blocked from CVHS)
"Founded in 1942, CORE is the third oldest and one of the "Big Four" civil rights groups in the
United States. From the protests against "Jim Crow" laws of the 40's to the "Sit-ins" of the 50's and the "Freedom Rides" of the 60's; through the cries for "Self-Determination" in the 70's and "Equal Opportunity" in the 80's to the struggle for community development

Langston Hughes
Many essays and short writings by Langston Hughes are available here. From the Modern American poetry Website. Includes a brief biography and critical analysis of Hughes' works. See also: a biography of Langston Hughes, and also an informative essay about this very influential American poet, along with some of his poems. This site also has many articles and poems by African-American poets.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences.
Biography resources for African Americans in the Sciences.
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

Some Important 19th Century African Americans
Biographical essays of some important 19th Century African Americans are offered here as part of the Internet African American History Challenge, which "helps you sharpen your knowledge of African American history."

Black History - Infoplease

Celebrating Black History on the Web

The African American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture. This exhibit marks the publication of The African American Mosaic: A Library of  Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. A noteworthy  and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African- American collections.  

African American Women Writers
"A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th Century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. Key-word-searchable."

Negro Baseball Leagues
At one time, the baseball leagues were separated by race. This page is dedicated to the Negro Baseball Leagues.