African American History Resources on the Internet

Afro-Americans in Missouri
Collection of links to information about the history of African Americans in Missouri.

Black Archives of Mid-America
Information about the Archives and digitized collections online.

Black History
Records and guides for researching black history at the National Archives (NARA) as well as a list of links to other Internet sites.

The largest free interactive African American encyclopedia featuring people, heritage, culture and more. Requires registering your personal profile.

Civil Rights Resource Guide
Library of Congress' guide to Civil Rights material on the web.

Frederick Douglass Papers
Part of the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.

Harlem Renaissance
“This project includes over 150 websites providing biographies of writers, poets, artists, musicians, entertainers, activists, thinkers, and leaders of the Harlem Renaissance movement.”

An Historical Look at African Americans in Greater Kansas City
An essay on the history of the Black community in Kansas City, taken from the book Kansas City: Mecca of the New Negro by Sonny Gibson.

Internet African American History Challenge
Illustrated biographies of a dozen figures from the nineteenth century.

Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)
The coalition, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, meets once a month to promote black genealogy.

North American Slave Narratives
“This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920. Also included are many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves and some significant fictionalized slave narratives published in English before 1920.” From the University of North Carolina.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A premier collection of African American historical resources at the New York Public Library.

More links available at Yahoo's African-American History Links.

Kansas City Public Library Beta