Sebastian Wright, a senior at Booker High School, one of the 2011 Manasota ASALH scholarship award recipients who will attend the University of Florida, discusses Black History at the March membership meeting.
Black History Websites
The Mission of ASALH is to disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture. We believe a web site is an ideal way to do that. We envision the ASALH web site as a place that teachers, students and many others will go to find links to Black History. We are asking you to become part of our team and help us identify web sites that will provide such linkages.
Please submit your links to us via email at:
• ASALH – Association for the Study of African American Life and History
• NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
• Katherine Johnson, African American trailblazer at NASA
• National Action Network
• National Urban League
• Southern Poverty Law Center
Resources for Children, Youth, and Teachers
• African American History for Kids: Links to sites for children and adults, includes teachers’ guides and links to museums.
• African American World for Kids: A PBS Web Site for children
• AfroKids.com: Empowering parents and guardians to build our children’s self-esteem, cultural heritage, and future.
• KidsZone, Sarasota County Library System Web Site: Includes Vodcasts of African-American folk tales, links to sources for families with children ages 0 to 5 to receive free books, links to online tutors, and much more.
• African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland, CA
• Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA
• Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, New York, NY
• Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY
• W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, Boston, MA
News and Cultural Resources
• Black Commentator: Providing Commentary, Analysis, and Investigation on issues affecting African Americans and the African World
• Black Voices: Black Entertainments and Sports, African American News, Culture, and Community
• Color of Change: Strengthening Black America’s Political Voice
• Heritage Quest Online: A Service of the Sarasota Library System
• MyBlackInfo.Com: Your Source to the African American Community on the Internet
• MyBlackInfo.Com: Resources for African American Women
• Newsone: Breaking News for Black America
• theGrio: African American Breaking News and Opinion
• Soul of America: Black Cultural Travel Made Easy
• The Root: Black News, Opinion, Politics, and Culture
• The 100 Best Web Sites for African Americans
• African American History: Large collection of African American history links to a range of cultural and historical African American concerns.
• African-American Mosaic: Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. Includes reproductions of original documents, personal stories, and ex-slave narratives. Part of the Library of Congress online exhibitions collections
• The official Kwanzaa website: Information about the holiday and messages from Dr. Karenga
Memorials and Museums
• African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
• African Burial Ground and Monument, New York, NY
• Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL
• California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
• Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, AL
• Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
• Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
• DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL
• John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture, Tallahassee, FL
• King Center, Atlanta, GA
• Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Washington, D.C.
• Museum of African American History, Boston, MA
• Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
• National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Baltimore, MD
• National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TN
• National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH
• National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma, AL
• Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO
• Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL
• Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.
Information uncovered about slave trade in Camden, New Jersey:
Did You Know?
The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
In the decades the followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2013 theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, marked the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two pivotal events in African-American history.