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African American History


GALILEO Databases

These online resources are not freely available on the Internet, but are free to you through the library's web site with your Clayton County Library Card.

galileo Academic Search Complete
Provides many full text magazine and journal articles. Many times magazines and journals offer biographical information even on historical figures. (GALILEO Password Required)

galileo Literature Online Reference (LION)
An excellent source for literary criticism and biographies of American writers. (GALILEO Password Required)

Online Books and Handouts

db American Civil War Reference Library
An e-book available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

blackhistorymonthbooks.pdf Black History Month Books Handout
View Attachment

db Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
An e-book available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

db Harlem Renaissance
An e-book available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Reference Sources in Our Adult Section

These are available for in-library use only. We also have many additional books that can be checked out.

reference African-American Almanac
Author: Mabunda
Call Number: R 973.09

reference African-American Biography
Call Number: R 920

reference African-American Chronology, 1492-1972; 1973-1993
Author: Hornsby
Call Number: R 920.973

reference African-American Encyclopedia
Call Number: R 973.049

reference African-American Voices
Author: Straub
Call Number: R 973.049

reference Black Women in America
Author: Hine
Call Number: R 920.72

reference Dictionary of American Biography
Call Number: R 920

reference Dictionary of American Negro Biography
Author: Logan
Call Number: R 920

reference Distinguished African-American Scientists of the 20th Century
Author: Kessler
Call Number: R 509.2273

Reference Sources in Our Juvenile Section

These are available for in-library use only. We also have many additional books that can be checked out.

reference 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History
Author: Beckner
Call Number: JR 973.049

reference 9 African-American Inventors
Author: Hayden
Call Number: JR 509.2

reference African American Biography (six-volume set)
Call Number: JR 920

reference African American Entrepreneurs (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Haskins
Call Number: JR 388

reference African American Healers (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Cox
Call Number: JR 610.92

web African American History Month 2012
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

reference African American Inventors (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Sullivan
Call Number: JR 609.2

reference African American Military Heroes (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Haskins
Call Number: JR 355.0089

reference African American Musicians (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Tate
Call Number: JR 706.92

reference African American Teachers (part of the "Black Stars" series)
Author: Cox
Call Number: JR 371.1

reference African-American Inventors
Author: Amram
Call Number: JR 609.2

reference African-American Scientists
Author: McKissack
Call Number: JR 509.2273

reference Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern
Author: Van Sertima
Call Number: JR 509.22

reference Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History
Author: Haskins
Call Number: JR 973.049

reference Extraordinary Black American: From Colonial to Contemporary Times
Author: Altman
Call Number: JR 920.07

reference Great Lives: Human Rights
Author: Jacobs
Call Number: JR 920.073

reference Great Lives: Sports
Author: Sullivan
Call Number: JR795.092

reference I Am Rosa Parks
Author: Parks
Call Number: JR 976.1

reference Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
Author: Rockwell
Call Number: JR 305.5

reference Satchel Paige
Author: Cline-Ransome
Call Number: JR 796.357

reference The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans
Author: Kranz
Call Number: JR 920

reference The Negro Cowboys
Author: Durham
Call Number: JR 917.8

reference The Real McCoy: The Life of an African-American Inventor
Author: Towle
Call Number: JR 608

Web Sites

web African American History

web African American Labor History Links

web African American Women Writers of the 19th Century--From the Schomburg Library collection

web African American World

web African Americans in Army History

web African Americans In History

web African Americans in the Visual Arts

web African Diaspora Biography on the Internet

web Africans in America - People and Events

web Black Baseball - Negro Baseball League

web Black History Month (History Channel)
Includes videos, speeches, and photo galleries.

web Black History Month (NewsBank)
In-depth perspectives on black culture, issues and events, along with profiles of famous figures and leaders. Includes historical images.

web Black History Month Biographies

web Black Nurses in History

web Blues Artists A-Z

web Breaking Racial Barriers - African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection

web Composers of African Descent

web Distinguished Women Past & Present - Black History Month

web Georgia African American History And Culture

web Hall of Black Achievement Gallery

web Inventors List from About.com

web Jazz, from the PBS Program

web Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University

web Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

web Negro League Baseball

web Notable African Americans

web Prominent African Americans

web Scholastic's Top Ten African American Inventors

web Slavery's Legacy in West African (NPR)

web The Black Press--Soldiers Without Swords

web The Black Renaissance in Washington D.C.

web The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

web The History Makers

web The King Center

web Voices From the Gaps--Women Writers of Color

web West African Slave Trade Map

web Women of Color, Women of Words


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