The Library of Congress –

The Library of Congress website is a treasure trove of resources for individuals, families, and teachers.  Of particular interest is their exhibition guide The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture .  Primary source materials from the library’s collection  about the topics of Colonization, Abolition, Migration, and the WPA can be viewed.

There is an excellent timeline with clickable headings here

Clicking on the headings calls up links to primary documents such as letters and photographs in the Library of Congress collection, as well as links to other presentations and bibliographies on the site.

The current issue of the Library of Congress’s magazine LCM is titled “Building Black History” and features articles about two men who were key in establishing and promoting the study of African-American history in the United States, Find Your Roots—how the library’s resources make it easier for African-Americans to trace their genealogy, and the discovery of an unknown photograph of Harriet Tubman.

African American History Month –

This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

There are links to many resources and presentations created by the partner institutions, including former Chicago Sun-Times photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winner John H. White’s Portrait of Black Chicago from the National Archives

PBS History Programs

This list contains links to full episodes of many documentaries, including

DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis chicagos-black-metropolis/

Slavery by Another Name

The March

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story 


U.S. History Pre- Columbian to the New Millennium 

The Atlantic Slave Trade 

Why Did Christians Justify African Slavery?

Northwestern University Library

Defense of Slavery