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African-American History
Asian-American History
Latino History
Native American History
Women's History

Image & Audio Archives

The Oyez Project : Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
US Supreme Court multimedia database.

Supreme Court of the United States

White House for Kids

Constitutional Rights Foundation Web : Constitutional Rights Foundation
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media, and the community, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.
African-American History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project : cooperative venture of Stanford University, the King Center, and the King Estate
Historical information concerning the life of Martin Luther King, Jr and the social movements in which in participated.

History Matters - African American History Resources
: directory of links from American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.

Jump Jim Crow or Did Emancipation Make Any Difference : teaching resource in American History created by Lynn Jones, a librarian at the Teaching Library, UC Berkeley, for the California Heritage Project, and the BANDL Librarians' Network. See also African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1963-1974 - images from the Cal Heritage Collection.

Google Web Directory > History > North America > United States > African American : google.com
Excellent directory of sites on African American history from the Open Directory project. Sites are classified, annotated and listed in the order of frequency used--giving visitors a glimpse of the most popular sites on a particular topic.

Oral Histories in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive - Oral history interviews with significant figures in the Mississippi civil rights struggle

Our Shared History - The National Park Service
A comprehensive project to preserve and interpret African American history.

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship : U. S. Library of Congress

showcases the Library's incomparable African American collections. The presentation is not only a highlight of what is on view in this major black history exhibition, but also a glimpse into the Library's vast African American collection. Both include a wide array of important and rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.

Powerful Days - Pictures by Charles Moore : John Kaplan, Ohio State University
Charles Moore’s photographs of the civil rights' struggle Other photos published by Kodak

Africans in America : PBS Online
A companion site to the PBS series tracing the history of African-Americans since the colonial period.

AFRO-Americ@'s Black History Museum : developed and maintained by AFRO America.
Several articles on history of African-Americans.

Afro-American Almanac - Digital Development Group
Here visitors will find historical accounts, documents and biographies.

Slave Narratives : Academic Affairs Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Martin Luther King & Civil Rights Timeline : The Seattle Times

Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement : Western Michigan University, Department of Political Science
Information on key events 1954-1965.

Civil Rights Movement (Timeline) : published by Greensboro News & Record, Inc.
Timeline of selected events of the Civil Rights movement 1865-2000.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott Page : Ellis M. Jones, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Links to sites with related information.

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute : Selma, Alabama

National Civil Rights Museum : Memphis, Tennessee
Clickable tour of various exhibits at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Civil Rights in Mississippi : McCain Library & Archives, University of Southern Mississippi, Digital Archive

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute : 520 Sixteenth Street North Birmingham, Alabama 35203

My Name Is Freedom Albany, Georgia : Excerpt from "You Can't Be Neutral on A Moving Train", by Howard Zinn

Memphis: We Remember : the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees honoring King and 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike.

SNCC 1960-1966: Six Years of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee"

Martin Luther King: A Life Magazine Tribute : Time-Life.com

Brown v. Board of Education : Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Brown vs The Board of Education: The Interactive Experience
Brief article with sample audio recordings from the period.

African American History - Virtual Library : directory of links from Lynn H. Nelson University of Kansas

African History Sourcebook : directory of links from Paul Halsell, Fordham University

Asian American History
Modern China

Asian American History Resources

East Asian History Sourcebook

Indian History Sourcebook

AskAsia: created by the Asia Society
A part of the Asia Society's Asian Educational Resource Center (AERC), a national initiative designed to provide access to quality resources on Asian and Asian American themes at the elementary and secondary levels. AskAsia is part of a three-pronged approach to the subject, along with TeachAsia, an ongoing staff development and collaborative-building program, and AsiaInteractive, a curriculum development project that produces CD-ROM programming.
Latino & Latin American History

SCORE Modern Latin America
list of links from SCORE online resources

César Chávez Day
Information and links. A project of San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

20th Century Latin America
Information and links from Internet Modern History Sourcebook.

The United Farm Workers' Union The 1965 Grape Boycott:
A Case Study in Strategy

Site created by L. Jones, librarian at the Teaching Library at University of California, Berkeley, and I. Mankita, University of California, Berkeley.

Heading South, Looking North, UC Berkeley Project
Site identifies some resources available on the internet which may be used to learn about Chile, life under the Pinochet dictatorship and general human and civil rights themes

Native American History
California Native American History and Culture

Law about Indian Peoples

History Matters - Native American History Resources

Native American History Resources

American Indian History and Related Issues: California State University, Long Beach
American Indian Studies programs were created at a number of universities throughout the United States beginning in the late 1960s. The American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1994 and is the oldest continuous existing program. This world wide site is a developing site supervised by Professor Troy Johnson and is dedicated to the presentation of unique artwork, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.
Women's History
Women's History Month

Women's History Sourcebook

Women's Rights: 1870's - Today : links from SCORE resources online

Women's History Virtual Library : links to Internet resources for women's history

History Matters - Women's History Resources
Image & Audio Archives

Historical Images
The Core 4 Collection of Images is a project of Brooklyn College History Department using picture files collected over many years by faculty members

Historical Picture Collections
Index of websites with historical images available published by professor of history for his classes.

Images of American Political History
A collection of over 500 public domain images of American Political History.

Lost and Found Sound
National Public Radio series features sound recordings from famous people and ordinary people that capture the history of the late-19th and 20th centuries.

History and Politics Out Loud
A searchable multimedia database documenting and delivering audio relevant to American history and politics

Library of Congress Recordings Collection > American Leaders Speak
Sound recordings of political speeches by American leaders during World War I and the presidential election of 1920.

Library of Congress Recordings Collection > Voices from the Dust Bowl
An online presentation of a multi-format ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941.

The Words that Changed the World
Collection of excerpts drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the twentieth century. All are available in RealAudio format and include background information. From The History Channel.

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