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National, State, and Local African-American History

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Whether you are researching information for Black History Month or planning a visit to a historical site, explore the information in this guide to discover significant people, places, books, articles, and more.

Visit Stagville State Historic Site. Historic Sites: Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. National Marian Anderson Museum - Home. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. NC African American Heritage Commission. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

Carter G. Woodson Home. Carter Godwin Woodson was born on December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia to parents that had been enslaved.

Carter G. Woodson Home

As an African American boy growing up in central Virginia during the late 19th century, he had few educational or employment opportunities. African Burial Ground National Monument. Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (1963) On September 15, 1963, the congregation of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama greeted each other before the start of Sunday service.

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (1963)

Fort Monroe National Monument. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Maggie L Walker National Historic Site. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. African American Civil War Memorial. Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. African American Heritage Teaching Resources. Library Guides - Black History Month Resources - LibGuides at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

Black History Month

Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Black History Month teaching resources. Home - Black History Month - LibGuides at UNC Greensboro - LIS. African Americans & the US Presidency – From Slavery to Freedom. Everything. Wakanda Learning Lab is this?


This Learning Lab explores the importance of representation in popular media. How are people portrayed? Why are they portrayed? What does this say about a people in a society and the society itself? How do these messages affect and inform us about others and ourselves? Wunc.

The History of Hayti, The Anchor of Durham's African-American Neighborhood by Amanda Magnus and Frank Stasio (3/20/2019) – starrgpublishing

Home - Hayti Heritage Center.

In the 1970’s when the St. Joseph’s AME Church congregation moved to a new church home, the original structure became the catalyst for the formation of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF). The Foundation was incorporated in 1975 with the intention of preserving the embellished old sanctuary and adapting it for cultural and civic events. SJHF’s mission is preserving and advancing the heritage and culture of historic Hayti and the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. The church complex, renamed the Hayti Heritage Center, is listed on the register of national historic landmarks. Descendants of the original residents of the district once known as “Black Wall Street” continue to visit the Center along with other residents and visitors from surrounding areas. – starrgpublishing

Stonecenter.unc. - African American Music Trails.

Click on "About the Music" and scroll down to "Resources" for a list of websites to further explore the history of North Carolina musicians, past and present. This website is maintained by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. – starrgpublishing

SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn from the Past, Organize for the Future, Make Democracy Work SNCC Digital Gateway.                             Triangle Friends of African American Arts - Triangle Friends of African American Arts. History Beneath Our Feet. Whether you're a long-time resident or an interested newcomer, you've probably looked at certain streets or school names and wondered where they came from.

History Beneath Our Feet

Here's where you can find some answers. A museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. The King Center - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man. If you like WHO WAS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.?

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

By Bonnie Bader or seek books depicting African-American leaders such as in TWELVE DAYS IN MAY: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner, pick up FACING FREDERICK: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man by Tonya Bolden. Bolden (author of CROSSING EBENEZER CREEK) has written a phenomenal biography on abolitionist and famed orator Frederick Douglass.

Of course, he is known for more than those two qualities as Bolden highlights in her book. He wrote three autobiographies, edited an influential black newspaper, was a woman’s rights activist and achieved international fame as an inspiring and persuasive writer; Douglass truly embodied “a monumental American man.” The Frederick Douglass 200: the people who embody the abolitionist's spirit and work. Fighting for Freedom: Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad.

The video about Lewis Hayden was published by the National Park Service Underground Network to Freedom Program. Freedom Roads is designed to recognize Freedom Seekers whose stories testify to the indomitable spirit found in thousands who strove to be free. There are 32 Freedom Roads sites across North Carolina – starrgpublishing

Welcome to Blackpast.

This 6,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. We invite you to explore and use all the resources of BlackPast. – starrgpublishing

 Pauli Murray Project. Amiri Baraka, Polarizing Poet and Playwright, Dies at 79. Home - Eleanora E. Tate. Something to Live For. Ella Fitzgerald in November 1946.

Something to Live For

Photo: William P. Gottlieb. Her first dream was to be a dancer. Growing up in New York, she was inspired by “Snake Hips” Tucker, studying his serpentine moves and practicing them constantly with friends. Then, one fateful night at the Apollo Theater in 1934, the headlining Edwards Sisters brought down the house with their dancing. Born in Newport News, Virginia in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald moved with her mother to New York after the death of her father. During her time with Webb’s band, Fitzgerald recorded with a number of other musicians, including Benny Goodman. Angelou, Maya. By Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012.

This article about Maya Angelou is by Emily Horton, NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. – starrgpublishing

Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970).

Angelou, Maya

Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was hailed as an internationally regarded figure for her role as a civil rights leader who fought for social and racial justice. Black Perspectives.

Black Perspectives is the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). As engaged scholars, we are deeply committed to producing and disseminating cutting-edge research that is accessible to the public and is oriented towards advancing the lives of people of African descent and humanity. We serve as a medium to advance these critical goals. – starrgpublishing

Black August. The Life of Percy Lavon Julian '20. February 19, 2009 Born in 1899 in Montgomery, Ala., Percy Lavon Julian was raised by parents who deeply valued education.

Read about Percy Lavon Julian in the book "Inspiring African-American Inventors: 9 Extraordinary Lives" by Jeff C. Young. Published in 2009 by Enslo Publishers, Inc., Berkeley Heights, NJ. This book also features biographies of Lewis Howard Latimer, Jane E. Matzeliger, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, Madam C.J. Walker, Patricia Era Bath, and Lonnie G. Johnson. – starrgpublishing

His mother, Elizabeth, a schoolteacher, and his father, James, first met at the Lincoln Normal School ( now Alabama State University), one of the few places in the state where a black person could continue school beyond the eighth grade.

The Life of Percy Lavon Julian '20

BrownHistory. The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County. 18th Annual African American Cultural Celebration. Fifteenth NC Juneteenth Celebration 2019, an Event in Durham, North… Motown Museum - - Motown Museum Home of Hitsville U.S.A. The NAACP Image Awards ( March 30, 2019) FULL SHOW. YouTube. Hampton University. Excellence in Truth and Service. North Carolina Central University. Shaw University. Clark Atlanta University.