Guide to Black History
"In 1984, to support the growing demand for knowledge of African American history, Dr. Debra Newman Ham, with the help of several other colleagues, took on the responsibility of compiling a guide to black history records at the National Archives. With the publication of Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) became recognized as one of the primary sources for African American historical documents. Here you will find an updated version, along with tools and other resources that can be used while conducting research relating to African American History at the National Archives."
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The website offers historical information about Carter Godwin Woodson for those who cannot visit in person.
The Story of Nicodemus
The first town established by African Americans after the Civil War. This is a feature website from The National Park Service.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The website offers historical information about Mary McLeod Bethune for those who cannot visit in person.
Hampton National Historic Site
Hampton is the name of the georgian estate built in the early 1800's. The historic site there tells the story of the people, enslaved African Americans, indentured servants, industrial and agricultural workers, and owners, who worked there.
Central High School National Historic Site
Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.
Boston African American National Historic Site
The African Meeting House was built in 1806 to house the first African Baptist Church of Boston. It was the first African American Baptist church created north of the Mason Dixon Line and is now the oldest surviving black church building in America. In 1863, it served as a recruitment post for the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Regiment, which was the first official African American military regiment to fight for the Union in the Civil War. The website offers historical information about the church for those who cannot visit in person.
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
From Family Education.com. This activity works well for Martin Luther King Day (January) and Black History Month (February).To view this printable you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Grades K-3
Major Inventions by African-Americans
A list of other items inventions by African-Americans.
Celebrate Black History: The Unsung Heroes
All About Martin Luther King Jr.
Black History Month Word Search Game
From About.com. Find the words pertaining to African-American history and the civil rights movement.
Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
From NYPL Digital Library Digital library collections Schomburg
Black History Month / African American Section
From DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Black History Month
African Americans Black History Month
Free Presentations in PowerPoint format. From Pete's Power Point Station.
African American History For Kids
From University of Illinois Extension
Black History Month: Activities and Resources for Children
From Family Education
Puzzles for Kids - Black History Month
Crosswords, Jigsaw Puzzles and other Games. From About.com
African-American History Month
From Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School
Black History Month Unit Resources
Civil Rights Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Folk Tales, Famous People, Kwanzaa, Games, More
George Washington Carver Coloring and Activity Book
From the Department of Agriculture with art work submissions by the National Park Service and the American Peanut Council.
Slaves and conductors of the Underground Railroad
Learn why and how slaves escaped from their owners using the underground railroad, and who ran the underground railroad. Lots of online resources and activities.
The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
The Centers focuses on documenting and preserving memorabilia from the civil rights period, Montgomery black history and the history of Alabama State University.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Maggie Lena Walker was an African American teacher and businesswoman. She was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States. Walker also became an example for people with disabilities later in life when she became limited to a wheelchair. The website offers historical information about Maggie Lena Walker for those who cannot visit in person.
Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Park
The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors are allowed only with a park ranger led tour. The tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The website offers historical information about Martin Luther King, Jr for those who cannot visit in person.
Nicodemus National Historic Site
At the end of the Civil Was, African Americans left the south and settled in the Great Plains. Nicodemus is the oldest and only remaining all Black Town west of the Mississippi River. The website offers historical information about the town for those who cannot visit in person.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, abolitionist, civil rights advocate, author and statesmen. Visitors to the site learn about Frederick Douglass' efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for all oppressed people.
Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail
Established by Congress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The website offers historical information about the march for those who cannot visit in person.
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
On the campus of historic Tuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum and The Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington.
Black Inventors A-Z
This is a A-Z list of popular Black inventors that we have more extensive information on: biographies, images, timelines, and other media.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The website of the Civil Rights Museum includes a virtual tour of the museum as well as teacher resources.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum
The only museum dedicated to the civil rights icon.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
On Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls. This murderous act shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.
Famous Black Inventors
Famous black inventors - a database list of African American patent holders and individual biographies of African American inventors.
Preschool Black History Theme
Early childhood education Black history activities and lesson plans for teachers of preschool children. Action rhymes, songs, art and crafts, games, skits. (Pre-K)
African American World for Kids
The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture
Did Quilts hold codes to the Underground Railroad?
From National Geographic.com
Black Scientists and Inventors
The History of Black History at InfoPlease
History & timeline, special features, fun stuff, and other resources
Little Known Facts About Black History
Lots of biographies, a "Who Am I?" interactive quiz, teacher resources (created to accompany History Channel programming), and videos
The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture; taken from an exhibit of the same name.
Celebrate Black History
From the Learning Network, this is a group of assorted links for teachers and parents.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen. Come share their experience!
Culture and Change: Black History in America
Scholastic Teachers Activities in Black History
African-American History: Black History Month