AFRICAN DIASPORA ON THE INTERNET
- "The Abolition of the Slave Trade" -- The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
- ADEN--Association de descendants d'esclaves noirs et de leurs amis (France)
- ADIFF--African Diaspora International Film Festival (New York)
- International Conference on "Africa and People of African Descent: Issues and actions to Re-Envision the Future," September 14-16, 2011, Howard University, Washington, DCThe deadline for paper abstracts is June 30, 2011!
- Africa is a Country (Prof. Sean Jacobs et al., New York)A global African politics and contemporary popular culture blog with South African roots, initiated by an International Affairs professor at The New School University in New York.
- Africa Past & Present: Podcasts on "African Diasporas" African Online Digital Library (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
- David Killingray on "Black Travelers, Writers and Activists in Africa and the Diaspora"
- Robert A. Hill on "Garvey and the African Diaspora"
- Gerald Horne on "The International Politics of Black Liberation"
- Robert Vinson on "Garvey in Africa"
- Edward Alpers and Laura Fair on "Africa and the Indian Ocean"
- Marika Sherwood on "African Diaspora in Britain"
- Solomon Addis Getahun on "Ethiopian Diaspora"
- Paul Tiyambe Zeleza on "Africa's Global Past"
- Home Page (General)
- African American Art on the Internet (Long Island University Library, C.W. Post Campus,
Brookville, New York)
- African American Biography on the Internet (see African Diaspora Biography on the Internet)
- African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (Washington, DC)The site features information about exhibits, events, support for descendants and other researchers, educational programs, video clips, and related links. "In January 1999, the Civil War Memorial Museum opened to the public. Using photographs, documents and state of the art audio visual equipment, the museum helps visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom."
- African American Intellectual History Society (USA)"...Founded in January 2014 to foster dialogue about researching, writing, and teaching black thought and culture."
"Call for Papers" for 2nd Annual AAIHS Conference, March 24-25, 2017, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Proposals are due on November 15, 2016.
- AALBC.com: The African American Literature Book Club (New York)
- The African-American Mosaic Exhibition: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. (Online) -- Washington, DC: The Library of Congress, June 1997.
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
- African American Policy Forum (USA)'...an innovative think tank, founded in 1996, to bridge the gap between scholarly research and public debates on questions of inequality, discrimination, and injustice.'
--See especially: AAPF Publications
- African Arguments -- Diaspora Debate (Royal African Society, London, UK)"[Since January 2012]...a forum for exciting, informed and vigorous debate and comment on the issues engaging the African Diaspora in the United Kingdom and beyond."
- African Burial Ground, New York (National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, Washington, DC)The website for the memorial, events, and news relating to the archaeological studies under the direction of scholars based at Howard University in Washington, DC. "In 1991, during the construction of a Federal office building at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, excavators unearthed the largest colonial-era cemetery for enslaved Africans in America. ...The remains were given a permanent resting-place at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site on October 4, 2003."
-- History & Culture--Reports
-- See also: The Schomburg Center on Research in Black Culture's "The African Burial Ground" (2004): general information, maps, slide shows, and video clips of events, etc.
- African Diaspora Archaeology Network (Chris Fennell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)"The ADAN provides this web portal as a focal point for archaeological studies of African diasporas, with news, current research, information and links to other web resources related to the archaeology and history of descendants of African peoples.
-- African diaspora archaeology newsletter. (Online) -- Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 2005-
Supercedes: African American archaeology newsletter. (Online) 1994-2000.
- African Diaspora Biography on the Internet. (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries)
- African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF, New York)
- Events held throughout the year in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. ADIFF 2014 in New York was held November 28-December 14, 2014 in various venues, including Columbia University Teachers College & Symphony Space Theater (in Manhattan).
- See especially: 2015 Annual ADIFF, New York, November 27-December 13, 2015
- The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World (2011) The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library ( New York)
- African Diaspora, PhD (Curated by Prof. Jessica Marie Johnson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)A blog launched in 2008 on trends in African diaspora studies, with information and web links on conferences, interviews, and publications.
- African Diaspora Policy Centre (The Hague, The Netherlands)"...ADPC enables African Diaspora in Europe to connect more closely with the continent as a collective force. The thematic areas are Peacebuilding, Research, Expert Meetings, Training, Better Governance, Migration & Development, and Brain Gain."
--See epecially: ADPC publications: articles, policy briefs and papers, reports, book summaries, etc.
- AFFORD: African Foundation for Development (London, UK)A web portal for the African diaspora in the United Kingdom, with news and information on opportunities in education and investment.
- African Philosophy Resources (Prof. Bruce B. Janz. University of Central Florida, Orlando)
- An extensive list of links to online texts, websites, and related resources on a variety of topics.
- African philosophy teaching resources
- African-American & African Diaspora Philosophy Resources
- African Services Committee (New York)The website includes contact information on services for African immigrants, current events of interest, and related web links. "Established in 1981, African Services Committee is a community-based organization in New York City dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community."
- African Studies in the West Indies (2001) by Alan Cobley, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. (H-AFRICA "Africa Forum", H-Net--Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
- "Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery" Web Site (PBS Online; WGBH Interactive, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts)The site features excerpts from the "narratives" of each of the four parts of this television series, suggestions for teachers, maps and illustrations, an extensive archive of excerpts from "historical documents", a list of "general resources" (books, films, etc.), and a brief historiographical essay by Professor Eric Foner of Columbia University on "Slavery and the Origins of the Civil War".
- Africans in bondage...Ed. by Paul E. Lovejoy (1986) (See below under University of Wisconsin Libraries)
- Africans in Chicago: Oral History Project (United African Organization, Chicago, Illinois)"...will collect the stories of African immigrants and refugees about their journey to Chicago."
- Afrique Francophone (Lehman College, City University of New York, Department of Languages & Literatures; CUNY Graduate Program in French)An extensive list of links to Francophone sites on Africa and the African Diaspora.
- Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier (Buffalo, New York)
- "...founded in 1974 and is chartered by the New York State Department of Education...to preserve historical sources that pertain to Afro-Americans in Western New York and to promote research and scholarship that has to do with the life and history of Afro-Americans in New York State."
- Historically speaking. (Online) The official newsletter of the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Inc. -- Buffalo, NY: The Association, 2000-
- Information about: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History: an interdisiplinary journal published by the Association.
- The Afro American Newspapers, The Afro-American Newspapers Home Page. (Baltimore, Maryland)A compilation of links to news and short historical and culture summaries in African American studies, a "kids zone", and related information. This website is part of the legacy of The Afro-American Newspaper founded in 1892 by John H. Murphy, Sr., in Baltimore.
- Afrocentricity and the Black Athena Debate (Professor Wim van Binsbergen, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)A collection of articles in English and French on the issues surrounding Martin Bernal's multi-volume work-in-progress, "Black Athena".
- AfrobeatRadio (WBAI.org, New York)The blog site on news from Africa, associated with the WBAI 99.5 FM radio show. "...a community-based news program providing unique perspectives and access points to reflect, present and celebrate the diversity of African life in communities throughout New York Tri-State (New York, New Jersey York and Connecticut) while providing a platform to celebrate and link the African continent and its global Diaspora."
--See also: WBAI Archives for "Afrobeat Radio"
- AfroCubaWeb (Arlington, Massachusetts)An extensive list (in English) of links to information about cultural events, authors, and other news from various Afro-Cuban communities.
- Afro-Europe: international blog (UK)An English language blog magazine featuring cultural and political news commentary; plus, links to many other sites addressing issues of concern for people of African descent in the UK and Europe.
- Afroeurope@s: Culturas e Identidades Negras en Europa (Universidad de León, Spain)"The purpose of this project is the comparative study of the theory, literature and arts produced by Afroeuropeans in the last decades, with the aim of exploring both the cultural specificies and the internal diversity of black communities in Europe..." The web site features cultural news, web links, an online multi-disciplinary scholarly journal, and information about conferences in Spanish, English, and French.
--Afroeuropa : Revista de estudios afroeuropeos = Journal of Afroeuropean studies = Journal des études afroeuopéenes. (Online) -- León, Spain: Universidad de León, 2007-
- AfroEuropeans 2017: "Black Cultures and Identities in Europe," July 6-8, 2017, University of Tampere, Finland -- "Call for Sessions"
--The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2016.
- Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1820 (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Center for the Public Domain, Durham, North Carolina)An online database--downloadable--to search for African heritage in Louisiana. "The Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy online search engine was designed to provide the general public free access to valuable historic records. Users can locate individual slaves who lived in Louisiana between the years of 1718 and 1820 through this easy-to-use, free, public database. Find valuable historical data from over 100,000 descriptions of slaves found in documents in Louisiana between 1718 and 1821 by searching identifiers such as gender, racial designation, or plantation location. Users can even search the origin of the slaves brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries to work the New World."
- Afromix: Afro-Caribbean Music (Afromix.Org, Fabrice Gaillard, Paris)
- Amistad America, Inc. (New Haven, Connecticut)A website about the "Freedom Schooner Amistad" (a replica boat of the original) and links related to the Amistad slave ship, the events surrounding the 1839 slave revolt on the ship, and the trial.
- Applause Africa (New York)The online version of "...a quarterly published lifestyle magazine for the progressive African in Diaspora. Applause Africa focuses on the people, cultures, philosophies and successes of Diaspora Africa."
- Archives of African American Music and Culture (Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, Indiana)The site features online finding aids and access to the Indiana University library catalog; plus related publications and news. "Established in 1991, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era."
--See also: Black grooves: a music review site hosted by the AAAMC.
- Association de descendants d'esclaves noirs et de leurs amis (ADEN) (Paris)Ce site offre un recueil des interventions du colloque de l'ADEN et des rapports sur les activités de l'association. Fondée en septembre 2001 par Marcel Rosette (1926-2006) ancien sénateur-maire, descendant d'esclave, elle fut successivement présidée par Serge Hermine, professeur d'Université, membre du << Comité pour la Mémoire de l'Esclavage >>, Jean Metellus, professeur de Médecine, écrivain, et Daniel Voguet, avocat à la Cour de Paris, militant des droits de l'Homme. ADEN entend d'abord concourir au devoir de mémoire. Elle plaide notamment depuis sa création pour que les programmes scolaires et les programmes de recherche en Histoire et en Sciences humaines accordent à la traite négrière, à l'esclavage et au colonialisme la place conséquente qu'ils méritent. ADEN demande la création d'un << centre national d'histoire de la traite négrière et de l'esclavage >>.
- Association of Black Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association (Arlington, Virginia)"The ABA was founded in 1970...to bring together Black Anthropologists and other scholars...by ensuring that people studied by anthropologists are not only objects of study but active makers and/or participants in their own history. We intend to highlight situations of exploitation, oppression and discrimination....to analyze and critique social science theories that misrepresent the reality of exploited groups while at the same time construct more adequate theories to interpret the dynamics of oppression."
--See also: "ABA: a brief history," by Ira E. Harrison. (1987) Anthropology today Vol 31, no. 1 (Feb. 1987).
- Association of Black Psychologists (Ft. Washington, Maryland, USA)Founded in 1968: "Guided by the principle of self determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy."
- Association of Black Women Historians (via Howard University, Washington, DC)The website includes information about activities, a newsletter, short bibliographies of publications by black women scholars, and web links. "ABWH was founded in 1979. Its membership consists of scholars, academics, graduate students and laypersons who share an interest in Diaspora Women's Studies. Members engage in research about women of African descent all over the world."
- Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (via New York University, New York)
- [Founded in 2000] ASWAD is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world. Through the examination of history, dance, anthropology, literature, women's studies, education, geology, political science, sociology, language, art, music, film, theater, biology, photography, etc., we seek to share the most recent research both within and across disciplinary and other conventional boundaries."
- 6th Biennial ASWAD Conference "African Liberation and Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space, and Imagination," November 3-6, 2011, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
--The deadline for proposals/abstracts is May 15, 2011!
- ASWAD Conferences, 2001 to present
- Association pour la Connaissance l'Etude et la Mémoire de l'Esclavage (1998) (Université Paris VIII, France; via Internet Archive WayBackMachine)
- ARESCA--Association des Ressortissants et Sympathisants de la Casamance [Sénégal] en Amérique (New York)
- Association des Sénégalais d'Amérique (New York)'Créé en 1988, l'ASA a pour mission de contribuer au développement économique, politique et socio-culturelle de la communauté sénégalaise résidant aux Etats-Unis d'Historique.'
- Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) (Silver Spring, Maryland)The web site of the organization originally founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1915. General information about the ASALH's activities and leading members; and about Woodson's contributions.
- Association of Nigerian Physicians in the AmericasThis site offers general information about ANPA, its annual conferences, and related events and activities.
- The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (Jerome S. Handler & Michael L. Tuite, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia)An archive of images on the trade---with an emphasis on the West African coast, the middle passage, and the Americas, including maps, book illustrations and engravings, and photographs of historic sites.
- Migration Simulation: The Atlantic Slave Trade & Oriental Slave Trade from Africa (Patrick Manning, Professor of History and African-American Studies, Northeastern University et al.; via World History Center, Department of History, Northeastern University, Boston)"This web site permits a step forward, to organized speculation, through demographic simulation. This simulation, in summarizing available information on slave trade -- and combining it with what is known of normal human patterns of birth, death, and migration -- has made it possible to offer a coherent picture of African and diaspora population in the era of slave trade. In exploring the simulation, you are invited to vary the demographic conditions and see their implications."
- Avoice--African American Voices in Congress (Washington, DC)"This virtual online library project is sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, in association with the Moorland Spingarn Research Center--Manuscript Division at Howard University and the University of Texas Libraries.The web site features biographical information, selected documents, photographs, information for teachers, current news and webcasts, and related links.
--See especially: CRS Report for Congress: African American Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2008. (July 23, 2008) by Mildred L. Amer. -- Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 2008. 67 pages in PDF format
- Barnard College, Columbia University: Department of Africana Studies (New York)--See also, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African American Studies ;
plus: The Institute of African Studies -and- Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies
- Basic Black -- A WGBH Program (Boston, Massachusetts)The web page offers a video archive from recent programs aired on the Boston public television channel WGBH, a selection of podcasts, and notes on past and upcoming interviews and discussions. This program supersedes a much earlier WGBH television program on African American concerns called Say Brother which first aired in 1968.
- African Diaspora Biography on the Internet
- Black Agenda Report: news, analysis and commentary from the black left. (USA)"In the fall of 2006, Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley and Leutisha Stills of CBC Monitor left Black Commentator, which Ford had co-founded and edited since 2002, and launched Black Agenda Report."
- Black American feminisms: a multidisciplinary bibliography. By Sherri L. Barnes (2005) (University of California, Santa Barbara Libraries)Updated quarterly: "Citations date back to the nineteenth century to the present, with the majority of references representing the very influential contemporary black feminist thought that emerged in the the 1970s and continues today. The bibliography is primarily arranged by discipline and subject. There are 4 broad discipline based section headings: Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Education; Health, Medicine and Science; and 6 sections related to format: (Auto)biographies, Memoirs, and Personal Narratives; Interviews; Speeches; Multidisciplinary Anthologies; Periodicals: Special Issues; and Web Sites."
- Black and Asian Studies Association (United Kingdom)"B.A.S.A. was formed in 1991. The aim ...is to foster research and to disseminate information on the history of Black peoples in Britain. We publish a newsletter three times a year, and hold annual conferences. We take up issues with government departments and societies, school curricula, archives, libraries and museums..."
-- B.A.S.A. Conferences
-- Black Asian Studies links
- Black Arts Research Center (Nyack, New York)General information about the center, its director, and related links. "Founded in 1989, the Black Arts Research Center is an archival resource center dedicated to the documentation, preservation and dissemination of the African cultural legacy. Resources include some 2300 recordings, cassettes and videotapes, 1300 books and journals, 500 clippings files and a bibliographic database with more than 50,000 entries. These materials now offer one of the richest resources ever on the Black presence in the performing arts."
- The Black Atlantic (2004) (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany)"It primarily focuses on the relevant material from the Black Atlantic project, covering music, performance including dance, the visual arts, films, texts including a series of lectures and seminars...an assortment of materials which has been collected at the HKW during the last 15 years of its programming and research on matters that pertain to the Black Atlantic discourse."
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Home Page"Founded in 1970, the BCALA was organized to promote the development of library and information services for African Americans and other people of African descent."
- Black Commentator, The. (Online) -- Washington, DC: The Commentator, 2002--Subscription required to access this forum for African American political commentary and satire on American and world affairs. The archive contains back issues since April 2002.
- Black European Studies -- Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
- An archive of conference proceedings, data collection, and research activities on the African diaspora in Europe.
- Empirical Studies (2007)
- "Black European Studies in Transnational Perspective," July 27-30, 2006, Free University of Berlin
- "Challenging Europe--Black European Studies in the 21st Century," November 10-13, 2005, Free University of Berlin
- Black History Month (Well Placed Consultancy, London, UK)Events, news, biographical sketches, photographs, and related links from the UK about the global African diaspora -- past and present.
- "Black Migration Symposium," February 10-11, 2012, Co-sponsored by Vanderbilt University and Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee)The site includes the program and biographies of the participants.
- BlackPast.org (Prof. Quintard Taylor et al., University of Washington, Seattle)'A free and ungated reference center on African American and Global African History with over 3,000 pages' which include: an online encyclopedia; full texts of speeches by famous African Americans; primary documents--such as court documents, government reports, and organizational statements; bibliographies; "Perspectives on African American History" and gateways to web sites of museums, digital text collections, and research centers.
- "Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West," January 17-20, 2013, Paris, France (An international conference co-sponsored by New York University-Paris, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, Cornell University, Musée du quai Branly, FSHM, and L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts)
- The Black Presence in Britain (UK)A blog dedicated to issues facing Africans and African diaspora peoples in Britain and the rest of the world, opinions pieces, reports on projects and events, and related links.
- BlackPressUSA.Com (Baltimore, Maryland)A project of The Black Press Institute--a partnership between the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) and Howard University: This website offers current and recent US news (since 2004)featuring articles by African American journalists and from "Black community publications". The site also includes: a directory of local black press websites; and selections from the "Black Press Archives".
- Black star news. (Online) -- New York: Black Star News, 1997-The online version of the weekly newspaper covering news on the United States, Africa, and the world; with an archive of back issue articles since April 2007.
- Black Voice News. (Online) blackvoicenews.com -- Riverside, California: Brown Publishing Company, 2004-The online version of a weekly newspaper published since 1972 in California, featuring news and opinion articles. The site includes a "content archive" with selected articles since 2004.
- Bristol and the Transatlantic Slave Trade -and- The Slave Trade and Liverpool Port Cities, UK (London, UK)A very brief introduction to the history of the slave trade and the African diaspora communities of Bristol and Liverpool; each section with illustrations, photos, information about local museums, and short bibliography.
--See also: Somali and Swahili Communities of London below.
- The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP) (Fordham University, The Bronx, New York)"...dedicated to uncovering the cultural, political, economic, and religious histories of the more than 500,000 people of African descent in the Bronx: creating a database from oral history transcripts and audio tapesfor use by scholars, students, teachers, public historians, andmuseum curators; producing scholarly publications and teaching tools; encouraging, promoting, and building partnerships; identifying, preserving, cataloging, and making accessible to the public archival record collections."
--See especially: White Paper on African immigration to The Bronx (August 2010) by Dr. Jane Kani Edward. 64 pages in PDF format
- California Newsreel -- African American Perspectives (San Francisco, California)This commercial site features background information on the films available for purchase or rental.
- JAG! Cape Verdeans on Nantucket, 2002-2003: An Exhibition by the Nantucket Historical Association (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
- Cataloque collectif des périodiques Caraïbe-Amazonie -- Les Bibliothèques de la Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyane (Fort de France, Martinique, France)
- Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) -- Conferences and Programs, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
- Caribbean Cultural Center-African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) (New York)"...dedicated to promoting and promulgating the cultures of people of African Descent brought before and after the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Through concerts, gallery tours, workshops, performances, conferences, professional development sessions, spiritual gatherings, and teaching artists residencies, we support teachers, and students across New York to learn and grow through the arts."
- Caribbean Writer, The. (Online): TOCs and Excerpts -- Kingshill, St. Croix: University of the Virgin Islands, 1987-The web site of this international, refereed literary journal, with tables of contents, selected excerpts of poetry, essays, & interviews, an index to back issues (1987-2009), news, and subscription information.
- The Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College (Chicago, Illinois)This site offers information about the Center's programs and activities.
--See especially: Resources for researchers and teachers, including bibliographies and a discography of music by black composers.
- Classical Music Recordings of Black Composers: A Reference Guide (Richard Greene ; via Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)This "classical music" website offers a discography (PDF format), composer listing, recent promotional news, and related links.
- Columbia University -- Digital Projects in Teaching African American History (New York)
- Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History (2009)"...a unique multimedia resource for secondary school teachers to enhance their knowledge and ability in teaching [20th century] African-American history. When completed, it will include hundreds of rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, news clips, and excerpts of oral history interviews with a descriptive narrative text explaining significant themes and key events in African-American history, from slavery to the twenty-first century."
- Harlem History (2005)"...first created as Columbia Celebrates Harlem History, an online feature of the University’s 250th celebration."
- MAAP: Mapping the African American PastA digital project primarily in support of teaching the history of African Americans in New York City. "The site was produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in partnership with Columbia University's Teachers College and Creative Curriculum Initiatives (CCI)."
- Religions of Harlem (Institute for Research in African American Studies and the Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life, Columbia University)"With the help of Columbia University students, and under the guidance of Professors Obery Hendricks and Josef Sorett, Religions of Harlem uses written research, photos, and video to provide a unique view of the wide range of religious expressions, leaders, and communities that have been and continue to be central to the cultural worlds of Harlem."
- Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History (2009)
- Columbia University: Institute for Research in African American Studies (New York)General information about the program in African American studies at Columbia; plus an events calendar and publications.
- Columbia University Libraries, African Studies: Guide to "African Diaspora and African Literatures"
- Columbia University Libraries, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship: Legacies of Aimé Césaire: The Work of Man Has Only Just Begun, December 5-6, 2013 (New York)
A 2-day "researchathon" and public forum
- Columbia University Libraries, Rare Books & Manuscripts Library: "The Unwritten History" Alexander Gumby's African America (New York)An online exhibit featuring selections from a scrapbook collection. "More than 150 scrapbooks comprise the core of the Alexander Gumby Collection of Negroiana...Together, these volumes contain a diverse array of manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, artwork, clippings, and ephemera primarily related to African-American history from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries."
- Cinquantenaire du 1er Congrès international des écrivains et artistes noirs, Paris, France, 19-22 septembre 2006 (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris)Ce site --en français ou en anglais-- offre le programme des activités et des extraits du premier numéro de la revue Presence Africaine. "La communauté africaine et l'Institut W.E.B Du Bois pour la recherche africaine et africaine américaine de l'université de Harvard (Etats-Unis) ouvrent, à l'université de la Sorbonne, les célébrations du cinquantième anniversaire du 1er Congrès international des écrivains et artistes noirs qui se déroula le 19 septembre 1956..." Voir aussi le site officiel de l'Institut W.E.B. DuBois
- Contributions in Black studies: a journal of African and Afro-American studies--Archive, 1977-1997
(via W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
- CRAN: Conseil représentatif des associations noires (Paris, France)Le CRAN a été inauguré en France le 26 novembre 2005 pour lutter contre les discriminations ethno-raciales. Le site offre les actualités sur l'organisation, la liste des associations membres, les evènements, etc.
- Guide to the Harold Cruse Papers 1943-1994 at New York University (The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York)
-- See also: Primary Sources--Africana Studies, NYU Libraries
- Cultures sud. (Online): la revue en ligne des littératures du sud.-- Paris : Culturesfrance, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes et du Ministère de la Culture en partenariat avec le Réseau culturel français à l'étranger, 1999-
- Anciennement "Notre librarie" [A l'origine, établie en 1969.] Ce site comprend les derniers articles de la revue et un répertoire des auteurs, des sites sur Internet, et des notes de lecture. "...c'est une revue de référence, d'actualité et de critique sur les littératures d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et de l'océan Indien."
- Veuillez voir aussi: le site ancien (1999-2007)
- Darfur People's Association of New York (Brooklyn, New York)
- DIASPEACE Working Papers: Diasporas for Peace--Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-Distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)Research on Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian diasporas. "...a multi-disciplinary research project that seeks to generate evidence-based and policy-relevant knowledge about the ways in which diasporas play into the dynamics of conflict and peace in their countries of origin."
- Diastode--Diaspora togolaise pour la démocratie et le développement (Hull, Québec, Canada)Ce site offre les actualités et un forum pour la communauté togolaise. Depuis 1995, 'la Diastode informaient la communauté togolaise de l'évolution de la situation politique au Togo et apportaient son soutien moral et politique aux forces démocratiques.'
- DICOTA--Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America
- DiversCités -- Fondation Européenne du Mémorial de la traite des noirs (Bordeaux, France)"...Karfa Diallo et son association DiversCités se sont donné pour mission de réveiller les consciences des villes s'étant enrichies avec le commerce triangulaire. Non pas forcément pour 'débaptiser les rues de négriers', comme l'indique de façon un peu provocatrice leur campagne, mais 'pour un meilleur respect de la mémoire de ce crime contre l'humanité'"
- Duke University Libraries: John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library (Durham, North Carolina)
- eBlack Studies: rethinking the Black freedom movement (Prof. Abdul Akalimat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois)A critical look at "Black Studies" in America and a repository of research on programs.
- Le Comité pour la Mémoire de l'Esclavage (Paris, France)Le communiqué du comité (du 30 janvier 2006), les membres, le rapport complet (en format PDF), le Prix Mémoire de l'esclavage, et des liens. << Le Chef de l'Etat (en France) a annoncé que la journée des Mémoires de la traite négrière, de l'esclavage et de leurs abolitions sera désormais commémorée chaque 10 mai. >>
- Emory University -- Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (Atlanta, Georgia)
- El Espíritu de mi Mamá = Spirit of my Mother (Santa Clara, California)A promotional website for the film by Alí Allié about a Garifuna woman's journey home to Honduras.
--See also: Garifuna Film Trilogy (2010)
- Ethiopian-Americans (See: Tadias magazine. (Online) below)
- Fisk University, The John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library: Special Collections and Archives (Nashville, Tennessee)This page features a list of over 32 named collections (Charles Chestnut, Aaron Douglas, W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Scott Joplin, J.A. Rogers, etc.), with brief descriptions, and information about access for researchers.
- FORCV.com Pa nu fika mas unidu. (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)A multi-media news and community portal --in Portuguese, Kriolu, and English-- for Cape Verdian Americans and "friends of Cape Verde."
- France. Assemblée Nationale: Reconnaissance de l'esclavage comme crime contre l'humanité (Loi no. 2001-434 du 21 mai 2001) (Paris)
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: "Looking at Slavery: Going to the Sources." History now. (Online) Issue 2, December 2004. -- New York: The Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, 2004-
- The Global Africa Project, November 17, 2010--May 15, 2011, at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York)The web site offers highlights from this exhibition of the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean; plus a teacher resource packet. "Featured artists range from such well-known figures as Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Kehinde Wiley, and Fred Wilson; to Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu, and Paris-based Togolese/Brazilian designer Kossi Aguessy, who has collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier, and Swarovski; to the Gahaya Links Weaving Association, a collaborative of Hutu and Tutsi women working in traditional basketry techniques in Rwanda."
- "The Global African Community Reference Notes: A Selected Bibliography of African Canadian History." By David W. States and Crystal D. Mulder. (1998) via "The Global African Presence." Compiled by Runoko Rashidi. (Coastal Web Online, California)
- Great Britain -- Operation Black Vote: The Home of Black Politics (London, UK)A "news and views" portal on contemporary politics and history, with information for UK citizens on government, voting, educational and job opportunities, etc. "OBV is the first initiative to focus exclusively on the Black democratic deficit in the UK. We believe that without a strong political voice for African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minorities, the ideal of equality of opportunity--regardless of race and colour--will remain an ideal...Our comprehensive programme includes political education, participation and representation..." See especially:
-- Profiles of "Black Politicians" in the UK
-- OBV newsletter. (Online) -- London: OBV, 2007-
-- OBV Links
- William Greaves Productions (New York)The official web site for the films of pioneer filmmaker William Greaves.
-- See also: William Greaves Collection, Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University
- Grioo.Com (Paris, France)Ce site est un portail d'informations sur le monde noir depuis 2002. << GRIOO pour le griot africain dépositaire des traditions et de l'histoire en phase avec la modernité ... Les associés du portail d'informations GRIOO sont mus par la volonté de participer à la promotion de la culture noire et africaine grâce leur savoir-faire acquis et exercé dans diverses associations et entreprises >>.
- H-Afro-Am Discussion Network (H-Net--Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)This site features an archive of messages from a discussion list in the field of African-American studies; plus links to Africa-related lists.
- Haiti on the Internet
- CIDIHICA--Centre international de documentation et d'information haïtienne, caribbéenne, et afro-canadienne (Montréal, Canada)
- Bob Corbett's "Haiti Page" (Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri)An Irish-American scholar-traveller has compiled information about Haitian history, culture, book reviews, film, art, music, etc.
- Joseph-Anténor Firmin (1850-1911)
- Gradhiva (Online): revue d'anthropologie et d'histoire des arts: "Anténor Firmin and Haiti's contribution to anthropology" by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (2005) (Paris, France)
- Île en île: Joseph-Anténor Firmin (Prof. Thomas Spear, Lehman College, The City University of New York)
- The Library of Congress/The Internet Archive Web: Monsieur Roosevelt, président des Etats-Unis et la République d'Haïti (1905) ;
Lettre ouverte aux membres de la société de législation de Port-au-Prince (1904)
- Revue ANKH (Online): "Hommage à Anténor Firmin (1850-1911), égyptologue haïtien," par Théophile Obenga (2008)
- Haiti Archives World History Archives (Dr. Haines Brown, Hartford Web Publishing, Hartford, Connecticut)An extensive collection of links tohistorical articles on Haiti.
- Haitian Book Centre (Uniondale, New York)
- Jean-Price Mars (1876-1969)
- Île en île: Jean-Price Mars (Prof. Thomas Spear, Lehman College, The City University of New York)
- Union des Écrivaines et des Écrivains Québécois: Jean-Price Mars (1876-1969) (via Université de Québec, Canada)
- Université de Québec, Canada: Ainsi par l'oncle: essais d'ethnographie (1935) par Jean-Price Mars (en format WORD et PDF)
- Windows on Haiti (Guy Antoine, New Jersey, USA)A portal site in English for general information about Haiti and its history, commentaries, and links to current news in the Haitian press...including:Le Nouvelliste.Com.
- 18th Annual Harlem Book Fair, July 15-16, 2016, New York (via QBR.Com, New York)"The nation's largest African American literary event celebrating family literacy, community empowerment, and community cooperation." The 18th annual book fair held in the Harlem section of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. The program will include outdoor exhibits, panel discussions, and other events.
- Harlem -- Memories of Sugar Hill (January 22, 2010). By Zach Wise, David Gonzalez ...[et al.] Times People, The New York Times -- Multimedia Feature (New York)A multi-media presentation of a short local history of Harlem in the 20th century, based on video interviews with individuals, their achievements, street map, short biographical profiles, and family histories.
- "The Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1937," by Paul P. Reuben (2008). Chapter 9 from "PAL: Perspectives in American Literature -- A Research and Reference Guide." (Dept. of English, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California)
- Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas (Department of History, York University, Toronto, Canada)
- Harvard University, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Research Center:
"New Research on the Atlantic Slave Trade," October 2-3, 2015 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- Harvard University: Department of African and African American Studies -and- W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- HBCU Gateway: Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the U.S.A. (Howard University, Washington, DC)An extensive list of links to the home pages of HBCUs.
- Hinson's Afrocentric Resource Guide: Black History -and- Museums and Cultural Centers
(Donald J. Hinson, Jr., USA)
- Howard University Library Subject Guides on the African Diaspora (Washington, DC)
- Icarus Films -- African American Studies (New York)This commercial site offers background information on the films available for purchase or rental.
- ICHAD 2012--International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora, Baltimore, Maryland, July 5-8, 2012 Hosted by The Johns Hopkins University, Blloomburg School of Public Health.
- African Immigrants & Refugees in Illinois: A Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Demographic Study. -- Chicago, IL: United African Organization, 2012. 73 pages in PDF format
- "L'immigration sénégalaise en France, de 1914 à 1993: étude de l'implantation et du rôle des confreries musulmanes sénégalaises." par Dr. Fatou Gassama. Thèse de doctorat, Université Charles de Gaule--Lille 3, . (Université Lille 3: La recherche --Thèses en ligne, Lille, France)
- Indiana University: Black Film Center/Archive Department of African-American and African Diasporan Studies. (Bloomington, Indiana)
- Les Indivisibles (Paris, France)"Les Indivisibles sont un groupe de militants dont le but est de déconstruire, notamment grâce à l'humour et l'ironie, les préjugés ethno-raciaux et en premier lieu, celui qui nie ou dévalorise l'identité française des Français non-Blancs."
- ISD--Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Institute of the Black World 21st Century (East Elmhurst, Queens, New York)Launched in 2002 by Dr. Ron Daniels (York College, The City University of New York) and others.
The IBW21 is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people."
- IRR--Institute of Race Relations (London, UK)"The IRR was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. In 1972, the IRR's membership backed the staff in a radical transformation of the organisation from a policy-oriented, establishment, academic institution into an anti-racist 'thinktank'." The web site features news stories, links to teaching resources and other UK race relations sites, and information about the Institute's research activities and its publications, including the longstanding journal Race and class.
- International Slavery Museum -- Highlights (Liverpool, UK)"[Opened in August 2007]...It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues."
- Irìnkèrindò: a journal of African migration. (Online) -- New York: The journal, 2002--An electronic journal on African migration and immigration --- past, contemporary, and future -- around the continent and from the continent to other lands; with institutional support from Brooklyn College, The City University of New York.
- Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia (Prof. David Pilrim, Department of Sociology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan)The site includes disturbing images of caricatures, historical summaries on 'Jim Crow', and related links. Among the stated objectives of this website: 'to serve as a teaching resource, to help scholars and Michigan residents to understand the historical role of racism in American culture, to promote racial tolerance.'
- Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Washington, DC)
- "[Since 1970] The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies informs and illuminates the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to: improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities..."
- Reports from the Joint Center
- Journal of Pan African studies. (Online) -- Los Angeles, California: Amen-Ra Theological Seminary Press and Amen-Ra Community Assembly of California; The California Institute of Pan African Studies, Inc., 1987- --ISSN: 0888-6601"JPAS is a transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research since 1987." This site offers the current online issue and back issues since 1987.
- Latin American Network Information Center: African Diaspora (University of Texas, Austin)A compilation of Internet resources on African peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Left of Black (Department of African American and African Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)This site offers a video archive of an interview series hosted by Professor Mark Anthony Neal, begun in 2010. See also: NewBlackMan (in Exile) below
- African Americans to Liberia, 1820-1904: a database on genealogy, histories, photos, statistics.
(Prof. Patrick Burrowes, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
- "Literary Manifestations of the African Diaspora", University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, November 10-14, 2003 (via Harriet Tubman Resource Centre, York University, Toronto, Canada)This web page is a general call for papers. "The aim is introduce a wider audience to the ways in which trans-Atlantic constructions of the historical experience of the African diaspora find expression in the literary mode. It encourages the exploration of the African diaspora through a variety of genres, both oral and written. These include narrative, poetry, myth, legend, autobiography, drama, as well as other texts."
- Low Country Africana: African American Genealogy and History in SC, GA and FL (Charleston, South Carolina)"...entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida..."
- LUNDU: Centro de Estudos y Promoción Afroperuanos (Lima, Perú)"LUNDU, fundada en el 2001, es una institución sin fines de lucro que busca el desarrollo de la población afro descendiente a través de la lucha contra el racismo, sexismo y otras formas de discriminación desde una perspectiva intercultural, intergeneracional y de género."
- Histoire de l'Esclavage en Martinique (Paris, France)Un site pédagogique --en français ou en anglais-- sur l'histoire de esclavage, avec une chronologie annotée des périodes historiques, un petit recueil d'entrées biographiques sur les acteurs prinicipaux, l'histoire brève de l'abolition, et l'esclavage aujourd'hui.
- Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Web Page
(Dr. Scott W. Williams, Department of Mathematics, State University of New York, Buffalo)
- Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education -- Black History and Beyond (Oakland, California)The site includes biographical profiles, historical summaries, and video interviews. "The Maynard Institute history projects document and preserve the stories of those courageous African American journalists who broke into general circulation media during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. The project launched in 1999 with The Caldwell Journals, a personal account of the black journalists' movement written by legendary reporter and columnist Earl Caldwell."
See also: Maynard Institute Home Page.
- Afro-Mexico: an informational website of Afro-Mexicans of the Costa Chica (Prof. Bobby Vaughn, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California)
- Migration Policy Institute on Africa (Sub-Saharan) (Washington, DC)"[Founded in 2001]...an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels."
- MoCADA--The Museum of Contemporary African Disaporan Arts (Brooklyn, New York)"MoCADA was founded in 1999 in a building owned by the historical Bridge Street AWME Church in heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community...MoCADA opened its new facility in the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building on May 19, 2006."
- Monticello Plantation Database (Charlottesville, Virginia)"This website contains information about people who lived in slavery on Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantations. It provides access to a database of information on over six hundred individuals--details of life span, family structure, occupation, and transactions like purchases and sales."
- Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University (Washington, DC)
- "[The Center] is recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. As one of Howard University's major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience."
- HUArchivesNet. -- Washington, DC: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, 2000-The quarterly electronic journal of the center.
- Muridiyya -or- Mouride Brotherhood on the Internet
- Daara Khidmatul Khadim, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Foundation Khadimu Rassul of Michigan (Southfield, Michigan)
- Majalis (Dakar, Senegal; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
- MICA--Murid Islamic Community in America (New York)General information--biographical and cultural, announcements and events--including the annual visit of Serigne Mame Mor Mbacke; plus related links.
- Passport to Paradise: Visualizing Islam in West Africa and the Mouride Diaspora (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles)
- Senegal Online: Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba (France)
- Daara Khidmatul Khadim, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Musée Dapper -- Exposition: Brésil, l'héritage africain, du 22 septembre 2005 au 26 mars 2006 (Paris, France)
- Museum of African American History (Boston and Nantucket, Massachusetts)"...dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century."
- Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, California)General information on exhibitions and events and online exhibits, including a small photography collection and a multi-media site on "Slave Narratives," narrated by Maya Angelou, excerpts from 9 autobiographical texts read by other actors.
- Archives of African American Music and Culture (Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, Indiana)
- National Archives and Records Administration on African-American Research (College Park, Maryland)An extensive collection of guides and descriptions on the holdings at NARA on African-American history, including access to selected online documents, the searchable online catalog, and related links.
-- See also, Prologue magazine. (Online): Special Issue "African American History & Federal Records" (Summer 1997) Vol. 29, No. 2. -- College Park, MD: NARA, 1997.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Washington, DC)
- National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates. (Scarborough, Maine)Founded in 1992: The next NAAAS conference will be held February 9-14, 2009, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deadline for proposals is November 8, 2008!
- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) (Adelphi, Maryland, USA)"[Founded December 12, 1975] The National Association of Black Journalists, 3000 members strong with 74 affiliated professional chapters and 51 student chapters, is the largest media organization for people of color in the world." General information, news releases, media resources, information on scholarships, internships, & job opportunities, headline reviews, etc.
- National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta, Georgia)"[Founded in 1987] The mission of NBAF is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression. The National Black Arts Festival celebrates the arts in three ways: Education; Year-round programs; A summer festival in July."
- The National Black Law Students Association (Washington, DC)
- The National Center for Afro-American Artists (Boston, Massachusetts)The website offers general information, glimpses of current and permanent exhibitions in the museum, and a calendar of events.
- National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) (Washington, DC)General information about the activities and membership of this organization founded in 1969 ; plus links.
- The National Conference of Black Lawyers (Lansing, Michigan)
- National Council for Black Studies (Cincinatti, Ohio)"...established in 1975 by African American scholars who recognized the need to formalize the study of the African World experience, as well as expand and strengthen academic units and community programs devoted to this endeavor."
- National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the USA (Washington, DC) Founded in 1976
- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)New building just opened, September 24, 2016!
--See especially: Collections
- The National Society of Black Engineers (Alexandria, Virginia)
- "NSBE had its genesis at a national conference planned and hosted by the Society of Black Engineers at Purdue University in April 1975. Black Engineering students from the United States and Canada attended the event. From this meeting of concerned students and educators, NSBE was born."
- The National Urban League (New York)
- NewBlackMan (in Exile) (Mark Anthony Neal, & others, Durham, North Carolina) Blog on the arts, culture, film, history, and politics in America.
--See also: Left of Black above.
- The New York Historical Society (New York)
- New York Historical Society -- Manuscripts Collections Relating to Slavery"The fourteen collections on this web site are among the most important of these manuscript collections. They consist of diaries, account books, letter books, ships’ logs, indentures, bills of sale, personal papers, and records of institutions."
- "Slavery in New York" Exhibition, October 7, 2005 -- March 5, 2006"Slavery in New York, the first of two exhibitions, spans the period from the 1600s to 1827, when slavery was legally abolished in New York State. With the display of treasures from The New-York Historical Society, as well as other great repositories, it focuses on the rediscovery of the collective and personal experiences of Africans and African-Americans in New York City."
- New York Historical Society -- Manuscripts Collections Relating to Slavery
- The Nigerian Hinterland Project (See Harriet Tubman Resource Centre above)
- Ontario Black History Society (Toronto, Canada)
- Operation Black Vote in the UK (See "Great Britain" above)
- The Orishas in Music (Discography) (Compiled by Ian Scott Horst; via Roots and Rooted)This web page consists of lists of recordings and artists. "The Orishas are divine beings originally worshipped by the Yoruba people of West Africa. Their worship was carried to the New World in the holds of slave ships, and became well established in many countries of the western hemisphere. Music is a major element in the worship of the Orishas. ... Orishas have also insinuated themselves into the melting pot of popular culture, and songs celebrating their existence have come out of many musical genres, from jazz to salsa to disco."
- George Padmore Collection, 1933-1945 at Princeton University Library--Manuscript Division (Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey)
- PAFF: Pan African Film & Arts Festivals (Los Angeles, California)General information, film & festival schedules, art show, and related links.....festivals in Los Angeles and in Atlanta, Georgia. "Established in 1992, The Pan African Film & Art Festival is the largest festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films."
- PBS Online on the African Diaspora -- Selected Program Web Sites (Public Broadcasting Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia)
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)The web site for a 6-part television series, with background information on history and sources, related links, and full length videos of all the episodes.
- African-American Lives 2, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2008-2009) -and- AAL 2006"...provides information about the series, background on the research, scholarship, and science, and resources for people to learn more about their own family history and genealogy."
- The African-American World (2005)An extensive list of links to web sites that accompany past, current, and upcoming programs on the history and culture of African-Americans on the PBS network of television stations, with related resources and links.
- Duke Ellington's Washington (2000)
- Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985
A special presentation of the "American Experience" series.
- The New Americans (2009-2010) Independent Lens (PBS Online and KCET, Los Angeles, California)Supplementary materials to accompany the television programs, with some updates for 2009-2010. Dominican baseball players seeking to join the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ken Saro-Wiwa's sister - Barine Wiwa-Lawani - returns to Nigeria in 1998.
- Ralph J. Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001)
- The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (PBS Online and Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)This the website about the 2002 public television series on the African American struggle against white supremacy and racism in the United States, 1865 to 1954; including resources for teachers and related links.
- Slavery and the Making of America (2004)
- Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (2012)"...tells the dramatic story of William Still, one of the most important yet largely unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad...William Still was a humble Philadelphia clerk who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom in the tumultuous years leading up to America’s Civil War. Still was the director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers and safe houses that stretched from Philadelphia to what is now Southern Ontario. In his fourteen years in the service of the Underground Railroad, he helped nearly eight hundred former slaves to escape."
- Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania : African Immigrant Experience (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)"The African Immigrants Community profile is a collection of documents meant to share some of what the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies learned through exploring the experiences of new African Immigrants." See especially: Extended Lives
- For Peru see: LUNDU above
- Pilgrimages (Cape Town, South Africa)"The Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists (Bard College, USA) has chosen to celebrate Africa's first world cup by sending 13 African writers to 13 cities for two weeks during the World Cup [12 African cities, plus Salvador do Bahia in Brazil]. Each writer will produce a book of nonfiction prose, Travel Literature, of 30,000 words, for publication in Africa and abroad." Co-sponsored with Chimurenga, Kwani?, and Kachifo Ltd.
- Pluricitoyen.Com: le journal de la citoyenneté plurielle. Anciennement "La Revue des diasporas noires francophones. (Paris: Le mouvement pluricitoyen, 2009-)"Notre objectif est de stimuler la recherche sur les populations caribéennes et africaines francophones, principalement en France et en Amérique. Il s'agit de mettre à la portée de tous des textes -- en histoire, sociologie, littérature, etc. -- qui ont en commun de rompre avec une conception étroite de la société et de son histoire."
- Projeto Cultural Dacosta (José Luiz Pereira da Costa, Dacosta Comércio Exterior Ltda., Porto Alegre, Brasil)This site features an extensive digital library of texts selected and translated into Portuguese by a Brazilian businessman/scholar. The texts are by historic figures of African descent, reflecting their contributions to African cultural studies, pan-Africanism, and the liberation struggles of peoples of African descent. There are also selected works by Machado de Assis--the Brazilian literary icon and a library of selected Afro-Brazilian and African music files.
- Pulaar Speaking Network (Brooklyn, New York)
- QBR - The Black Book Review Online (New York)The web site includes highlights -- book reviews and interviews -- from the print magazine about African American authors and their work (published 6 times per year) ; plus subscription information and related links.
--See also: Harlem Book Fair 2010 -- "Women in Word and Power," July 17-19, 2010
- Reparations Now! : The New York Conference, November 2-4, 2001--Archive and Proceedings
(via W.J. Murchison Community Center, Toledo, Ohio)
- The Root (The Washington Post Company, Washington, DC)"...a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives."
- Royal Geographical Society: Journeys -- Caribbean Stories Unlocking the Archives. In association with the Institute of British Geographers. (London, Uk)Selected highlights from a photographic exhibition, October/November 2004.
- The Say Brother Collection -- WGBH Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)The website of the archive of a local public television program (1968-1982), featuring a searchable program directory and an extensive digital gallery of sample film excerpts. "Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers..."
- Say it Plain, Say it Loud: A Century of African American Speeches (Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks, American Public Radio, St. Paul, Minnesota)The web site for two American Public Radio programs on the civil rights struggles of African Americans in the United States since 1895. The narrative is built around selected excerpts from recorded lectures and speeches made by famous African Americans. Biographical information of each featured speaker and the full texts and complete audio recordings of the speeches are available.
- The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (The New York Public Library)
- The site provides information about this extensive research collection on global Africa, access to the online public catalog of the New York Public Library, and a variety of exhibitions and public programs.
- Schomburg Center Home Page
- Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic SlaveryThe web site features center news, podcasts of public programs, links to online exhibitions, etc. "...to generate and disseminate scholarly knowledge on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery pertaining to the Atlantic World. The Center supports the work of researchers with long-term and short-term fellowships."
- The New York Public Library Digital Gallery: Africana and Black History"Several thousand items ranging from historical documents and rare visual materials to contemporary photo-journalism, relating to the entirety of African American history from the 16th century to the present..."
- "Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of Black Imagination" Exhibtion, October 1-December 31, 2015The "brochure" includes links to artists' web sites and a short bibliography. "...a visual exploration of complex narratives on the esoteric black speculative imagination. Through an analysis of visual culture surrounding Afrofuturism, science fiction, horror, comics, magical realism, and fantasy, the exhibition examines the power that creativity wields in the struggle for various freedoms of expression and the politics of resistance."
- The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World (2011) (Dr. Sylvianne Diouf et al., Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/The New York Public Library, New York)A multi-media web site, with bibliography, essays, images, web links, and videos. "Over the course of nearly 20 centuries, millions of East Africans crossed the Indian Ocean and its several seas and adjoining bodies of water in their journey to distant lands, from Arabia and Iraq to India and Sri Lanka."
- African Americans and American Politics (2009) (Dr. Sylvianne Diouf et al., Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/The New York Public Library, New York)A web site presentation with photographs and explanatory text on the history of African American politics from the 18th to the 21st century, including the 2009 presidential election of Barack Hussein Obama.
- The Abolition of the Slave Trade"With the help of the essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations gathered on this site, it becomes clear that the story of the eradication of the international slave trade to the Americas was not straightforward. It did not happen overnight because laws were passed. It was a long, arduous, and tortuous process that spanned almost nine decades."
- In-Motion: The African-American Migration ExperienceA multi-media presentation on the history of African diaspora migrations -- includes teaching resources. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment. Their survival skills, efficient networks, and dynamic culture enabled them to thrive and spread, and to be at the very core of the settlement and development of the Americas."
- Digital Schomburg: African American Women Writers of the 19th century
- Digital Schomburg: Images of African Americans from the 19th century
- Digital Schomburg: Studies Dedicated to Fernando Ortiz (1880-1969): A Bibliography of Afro-Cuban Culture
- Exhibition: Harlem 1900-1940: an African American community (via University of Michigan)
- Schomburg Center Video Oral History Gallery: Selected Clips from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
- Senegalese-Americans (See Association des Sénégalais d'Amérique above)
- Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network (MATRIX, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)"...an open access data repository of information on the identities of enslaved people in the Atlantic World. It includes the names, ethnicities, skills, occupations, and illnesses of individual slaves. Phase one...Users of the website can access data about slaves in colonial Louisiana and Maranhão, Brazil...Phase two...we invite researchers of slavery in the Atlantic World to contribute new databases..."
- Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative (Prof. Vincent Brown, History Design Studio, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database -- Voyages Database (See below)
- Slavery in Canada Portal (Dr. David Calverley, Crescent School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Canadian Studies Program, Ministry of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, Ottawa)This site offers 'an online digital textbook and a full collection of resources for the study of slavery in Canadian history' -- especially for middle school and high school students, grades 5-10.
- "Slavery and The University : Histories and Legacies" -- An International Conference at Emory University, February 3-6, 2011 (Atlanta, Georgia)This wikispaces site offers program information; plus, video excerpts from the proceedings.
- Slave-Studies.net: Transatlantic Slave Trade Part of the WWW-VL European History. (Claus K. Meyer, European University Institute, Florence, Italy)A selection of links to web sites with data sets or other resources on the transatlantic slave trade.
- Smithsonian Institution -- Museums (Washington, DC)
- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian InstitutionNew building, just opened, September 24, 2016!
--See especially: Collections
- Anacostia Community Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
- National Somali Bantu Project (via Portland State University, Portland, Oregon)The site features information about this US-based organization, the history and culture of the Somali Bantu, and related links on academic publications and recent news.
--See especially: The Somali Bantu: their history and culture (2003) by Dan Van Lehman and Omar Eno.-- Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics, 2003. 40 pages in PDF format
- The Somali Community in the Port of London Port Cities, UK: London (London, UK)A very brief, popular introduction to the history of Somalia and of Somalis in London, with a few illustrations and photos.
- Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History -- Guide to the Web (Raquel Cogell, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
- South Sudan Women's Empowerment Network (Phoenix, Arizona)A Sudanese diaspora NGO organized "...to empower Sudanese women through programs that support and encourage women's rights, education, policy advocacy, and organizational development." The site includes information about the South Sudan Referendum Act of 2009 and their referendum awareness campaign.
- The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York)The website for this premier art museum featuring information about current and past exhibitions of works by contemporary artists of African descent.
- The Swahili Community and maritime London Port Cities, UK: London (London, UK)A very brief, popular introduction to the history of Swahili-speaking peoples in East Africa and in London, with a few illustrations and photos.
- Surprising Europe: Share Your Migration Experience (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- "This website is part of the international cross-media project Surprising Europe, initiated by Ssuuna Golooba, who left Uganda in the hope of a better life. Surprising Europe consists of a documentary and a nine part television series. Surprising Europe.com is a community of people who are interested in African-European migration issues." The site includes information about immigration information in west European countries.
- Suprising Europe TV Series: 9 episodes online
- Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (USA)"DICOTA is an organization whose purpose is to unite and strengthen the Tanzanian American Diaspora and its supporters, in order to enhance the economic, health, and social well being of Tanzanians and Americans."
--See especially: Annual DICOTA Convention Proceedings
- Tadias magazine. (Online) -- New York: Tadias, Inc., 2003-An Ethiopian-American online magazine which includes recent political and cultural news, as well as contributions from scholars and journalists on a variety of contemporary and historical topics, including Ethiopian-American and Ethiopian artists, musicians, religious, and political figures. Excerpts are also available from the archives.
- This is Africa : the voice of a new generation (Ghetto Radio Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Nairobi, Kenya)The site offers current news and opinions about the contemporary music and arts scene in Africa and in the African diaspora; plus three online radio channels.
- The Islamic Tijaniya Foundation of America, Inc. (Washington, DC)The site includes information on the Islamic Tijaniyya brotherhood --founded in Morocco in the 18th century-- and local community events in the US. "Our goal is to guide Muslims, and specially Africans, in the Sunna of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and promote an Islam of peace. Within ITFA, African and American Muslims meet for spiritual enrichment...ITFA also periodically organizes seminars and conferences where scholars share their thoughts and install in the community the values of tolerance and dialogue."
- TransAfrica: Justice for the African World (Washington, DC)
Warning: as of April 1, 2016, this web site is temporarily offline.
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database -- Voyages Database (See below)
- Truth 2 Power Films (New York)"...an independent film and video collective. We are dedicated to the production of media art whose themes and subject matter represent humanity as a whole, and the positive direction in which we are headed. We make films about young people, working-class people, people of color."
- Two Plantations: Enslaved Families in Virginia and Jamaica (Prof. Richard S. Dunn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)"This website displays research into the lives of 431 enslaved people in seven multi-generational families at Mesopotamia plantation in Jamaica and Mount Airy plantation in Virginia...Since the 1970s, Richard S. Dunn has been tracking the 1,103 slaves who lived at Mesopotamia between 1762 and 1833, and the 973 slaves who lived at Mount Airy between 1808 and 1865. And he has reconstructed the lineages of slave families from both plantations through four or five generations."
- United African Organization (Chicago, Illinois)"...a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois."
- United Kingdom. The National Archives: Black Presence--Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850 (London)An educational web site --in plain and flash versions-- on the history of African and Asian presence in London, Bristol, and Liverpool; with sample texts, images, interactive maps, and bibliographic references and links.
- United Nations: "International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024" (New York, USA; Geneva, Switzerland)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on the Slave Trade and Slavery in Africa (UNESCO, Paris, France)
- The Slave Route: historical and contemporary (Home Page)
- Sites liés à la traite négrière et à l'esclavage en Sénégambie: pour un tourisme de mémoire (2005) Par Mbaye Guèye. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 85 pages en format PDF.
- Tradition orale liée à la traite négrière et à l'esclavage en Afrique centrale (2003) sous la direction de Jérôme Tangu Kwenzi-Mikala. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2003. 109 pages en format PDF
- Slave voyages: The Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans (2002): An educational resource for teachers. By Hilary McDonald Beckles. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2002. 272 pages in PDF format
- Tradition orale et archives de la traite négrière (2001) sous la direction de Djibril Tamsir Niane. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2001. 143 pages en format PDF
- 2004: Slavery Abolition Year -- International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition
-- See also: Struggles against slavery: International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (2004) Edited by Katérina Stenou. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2004. 24 pages in PDF format.
- La Route de l'Esclave = Slave Route Project, 1994-2005Sur ce site, on peut trouver les informations à propos de ce projet, des publications, des activités du Comité scientifique, quelques cartes sur les routes internationales de la traite négrière, et aussi, une carte, un exemplaire d'un bulletin (PDF), et des liens choisis.
- UNESCO Slave Trade Archives Project (Memory of the World)This site offers general information about the project and links to related web sites. "The Slave Trade Archives Project, initiated by UNESCO, is concerned with the access to and preservation of original archive materials relating to the slave trade."
- Unfinished business: a comparative survey of historical and contemporary slavery (2008) by Joel Quirk. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2008. 141 pages in PDF format
- Poverty, gender and human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa: rethinking best practices in migration management (2006) By Thanh-Dam Truong. -- Paris: UNESCO, 2006. 141 pages in PDF format
- Modern forms of slavery: protocols and reports
- University of California, Los Angeles: "Migration and Sociopolitical Mobility in Africa and the African Diasporas," An International Conference Honoring Edward A. Alpers, April 11, 2013 (UCLA African Studies Center, Los Angeles)
--See also: April 12, 2013
- University of Georgia: Civil Rights Digital Library The Digital Library of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)"The CRDL promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement [the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s]...features a collection of unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany, Ga.) television archives held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries...provides educator resources and contextual materials, including Freedom on Film, relating instructive stories and discussion questions from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, and the New Georgia Encyclopedia, delivering engaging online articles and multimedia."
- University of Virginia Library, Electronic Text Center: The African American Texts (Charlottesville, Virginia)"Texts by African-American writers and other items relevant to the subject (including rare manuscript texts) from The Modern English Collection at the University of Virginia Library." Access to digitalized excerpts from works by major African American intellectuals of the last two centuries. Warning: not all texts are available to readers without a U. of VA userid.
- University of Wisconsin, Data and Information Services Center: On-Line Data Archive--Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Madison, Wisconsin)A downloadable -- with free registration -- archive of raw data and documentation on selected aspects of the history of the transatlantic slave trade. See especially: What DISC and the Slave Movement Site Can and Cannot Do for You
- University of Wisconsin Libraries: Africans in bondage: studies in slavery and the slave trade. Ed. by Paul E. Lovejoy. -- [Madison, Wisconsin]: African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, 1986.This searchable electronic book is part of a larger project called: Africana Digitization Project. The collection includes 7 works on West African history, 1526-1680 -- especially for areas now known as Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
- Fundação Pierre Verger (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)The official web site --in English, French, and Portuguese-- for the archive of the famous French-born photographer Pierre Verger (1902-1996), who visually documented the peoples and cultures of West and Central Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas--especially Brazil--during the 20th century. The site includes an extensive online photographic collection, information about the foundation's cultural center and Verger's archive in Salvador, and a bibliography on Verger's publications.
- Voice of the Shuttle: African American Resources (Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, California)An impressive list of links (without annotations).
- VoxAfrica (London, UK)
- The multi-media web site of a satellite television channel which offers African and African diaspora news, interviews, in-depth panel discussions, and reports...in English or French.
- Voyages -- The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)The site provides free access to selected data on thousands of slave ship voyages; plus scholarly essays and maps. "[The database] is the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world. The Voyages website itself is the product of two years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade..."
- Whitney Plantation (Wallace, Louisiana)News and historical summaries on slavery and the slave trade, in addition to information about the museum. "In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery."
- 1st World Festival of Negro Arts: Past and Present (1966-2016), 8-10 November 2016, Dakar, Senegal
-- "Call for Papers" (via Africa in Words, UK)
NOTE: The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2016.
- Yale University -- The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (Yale Center for International and Area Studies, New Haven, Connecticut)
- "[The] Center is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction. It seeks to foster an improved understanding of the role of slavery, slave resistance, and abolition in the founding of the modern world by promoting interaction and exchange between scholars ... by assisting in the translation of scholarly information into public knowledge through publications, educational outreach and other programs and events."
- Online documents