The African Diaspora

Internet Resources
Norman Coombs, The Black Experience in America




History
Primary Texts
Texts in African American History
Large collection of unformatted texts at the Mississippi State Historical Text Archive
Voices of the Civil Rights Era
Audio files (WAV and RealAudio) of speeches by Martin Luther King and Malcom X. Maintained at WebCorp.
Paul Jennings, "A Colored Man's Remincences of James Madison"
From the Mississippi State Historical Text Archive
"The Negro as American
Robert C Weaver. Weaver was the first black cabinet member in American history as President Johnson's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Unformatted text maintained at the Mississippi State Historical Text Archive.


Secondary Texts
The African-American Mosaic
Resources maintained at the Library of Congress for the study of African-American history and culture
The African Diaspora
Resources on Africa, Caribbean, and African-American culture maintained at the University of Pennsylvania
The Black History Database
At the Deeper Shade of Black
Black History Museum
Interactive historical exhibits maintained by AfroAmeric@. Exhibits include "Black Resistance: Slavery in the U.S.," "The Tuskegee Airmen," "Jackie Robinson," "The Black Panther Party," "Black or White," "The Million Man March," "The Scottsboro Boys," and "This is Our War."
Black Resistance: Slavery in the United States
Interactive historical exhibit compiled by Carolyn Bennett, PhD, and designed by Matt Evans. This resource contains valuable information about women's resistance to slavery and an excellent chronology of slave revolts. Part of the Black History Museum maintained by AfroAmeric@.
Brittanica Guide to Black History
Brilliant graphic design and timeline-organized guide to African-American history. Consists of biographies, some audio (.au and .wav) and video (QuickTime) files, and a bibliography. Part of Brittanica Online.
On Borrowed Ground: Free African-American life in Charleston, South Carolina 1810-61
By Jason Poole. This article is part of Essays in History , volume 36, 1994, published by the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.




Literature
Primary Texts




Frederick Douglass
Primary Texts
"My Escape from Slavery," from The Century Illustrated Magazine , (1881)
Unformatted text from the Mississippi State Historical Text Archives
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Unformatted Gopher text at wiretap (large file).
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Unformatted text at the Mississippi State Historical Text Archives.
"Reconstruction
Atlantic Monthly , December, 1866. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.


Secondary Texts
Frederick Douglass
A biography by Sandra Thomas. Resource located at the University of Rochester.




Booker T. Washington
"The Awakening of the Negro
Atlantic Monthly , September, 1896. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.
"The Case of the Negro
Atlantic Monthly , November, 1899. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.
Up from Slavery
Unformatted text at wiretap.




W.E.B. Dubois
Primary Texts
"Strivings of the Negro People"
Atlantic Monthly , August, 1897. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.
"A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South"
Atlantic Monthly , January, 1899. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.
"Of the Training of Black Men"
Atlantic Monthly , September, 1902. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.


Secondary Texts
W.E.B. Dubois Annotated Bibliography
Maintained at the W.E.B. Dubois Virtual University.




Martin Luther King
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Atlantic Monthly , August, 1963. Part of the Flashback: American History, Black History, maintained by the Atlantic Monthly.




Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Blacklash?
Unformatted text at the Mississippi State Historical Text Archive
Why Civil Liberties Pose no Threat to Civil Rights
From Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment edited by Mari J. Matsuda, Charles R. Lawrence III, Richard Delgado and Kimberly Williams Crenshaw Unformatted text at the Mississippi State Historical Text Archive




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1997, Richard Hooker
Updated 4-8-97