Resources for the study of African-American History

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Professor stressed the links between black Americans and Africa: Now his books, artwork and letters have become a collection from which others can learn
By Frank B. William, Los Angeles Times, 4 October 1997. The African born professor, Boniface I. Obichere, set out to prove that black Americans were simply distant relatives lost at sea. More than 4,200 books, African artwork, research material, photographs, letters and other items Obichere had collected during his more than 30 years as a professor of African studies and history at UCLA were unveiled at a Pan-African Studies Department reception.
Black community under attack in liberal Seattle
By Michael P., 5 December 1997. The battle lines have been drawn at the African American Heritage Museum'the museum started as a community run occupation (the longest in US history) 12 years ago. It looks as if the left is asleep at the wheel while the City of Seattle wages attacks in the Black Community.
Teachers’ Guide to Teaching Amistad
1 January 1998. A brief set of citations to support teaching the Amistad case.
John Henrik Clarke: The Knowledge Revolutionary
By Kwaku Person-Lynn, 26 February 1998. An excerpt from an unpublished book by Person-Lynn, On My Journey Now: The Narrative and Works of Dr. John Henrik Clarke, The Knowledge Revolutionary.
The National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects
Women of Color Resource Center press release, 7 October 1998. The National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects, just published by WCRC in its 2nd edition, introduces the diverse and creative forms through which women of color mobilize. Each of the more than 250 listings in the Directory includes essential contact information.
Delving into the printed past: African-American newspapers and periodicals
By John Nichols, Capital Times (Madison WI), 8 February 1999. Jim Danky's remarkable new book that will reshape the way historians and American librarians approach the documentary record of the African-American experience. This bibliography is a conduit into an almost self-contained universe of thought and feeling of the African-American people, their aspirations and dreams, but also their everyday concerns and occurrences.
Lenora Fulani and the New Alliance/Patriot/Reform Party
From Art McGee, 16 November 1999. Citations of material to support research on the relationship of Lenora Fulani and the political far right.
Anonymous Louisiana Slaves Regain Identity
By David Firestone, The New York Times, 30 July 2000. Black families often lack the resources for the extensive detective work required to find their original African forebears, and many white families simply do not want to know about slaveholding ancestors. Now, however, thanks to years of painstaking work by a 71-year-old historian, the identities and backgrounds of Louisiana slaves are beginning to emerge from centuries of anonymity.
New Paradigms and New Policies for the New American Reality
Call for Papers: Research on the Black community, 3 January 2001. A useful list of possible research topics relevant to new conditions.
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Unveils Historic National Registry For African American Railroad Employees
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum press release, 21 February 2001. The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, in collaboration with Amtrak, will unveil the Historic National Registry for African American railroad employees on February 23, at Chicago's Union Station.
Black History's history
People's Weekly World, 2001. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard PhD., proposed in 1926 that February be set aside for the observance of Negro History Month, now called African-American History Month. He made the proposal to the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
From Laura Gottesman, The Library of Congress, 17 January 2004. The Library announces the release of a new online collection: Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories, available on the Library's American Memory Web site.
Frederic Douglas Papers at the Library of Congress
From the e-docs list, 25 August 2004. Library of Congress, American Memory, news release of on-line Douglas resource.
A Book Review: Living Black History
By Roland Sheppard, 20 November 2006. Manning Marable is one of America's most influential and widely read scholars. His book is supposed to be about “How Reimagining the African-American Past Can Remake America's Racial Future”, but unfortunately the book fails to live up to his goals.
Black History Left Behind in Educational Initiative
By Hazel Trice Edney, New York Amsterdam News, 14 February 2007. One-hundred and forty-one years since the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, Black history scholars and education experts say elementary and high school students across America have few or no textbooks that fully incorporate Black history.