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The History of Jim Crow PBS website

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow PBS website

Remembering Jim Crow

Famous American Trials: The Scottsboro Boys Trials, 1931-1937

Africans in America PBS Website

Breaking the Silence: Learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

Black History Month--Gale Free Resources Materials

Secret Daughter: The Story of A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away--PBS website

How Did Black and White Southern Women Campaign to End Lynching, 1890-1942?

Smithsonian: African Voices

Black Cowboys on the Internet



Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Poetry & Prose of the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance: Introduction

The Black Renaissance in Washington D.C.:1920-1930s




Charles Chesnutt in the Classroom

August Wilson--WebEnglish Teacher

Langston Hughes--Poetry Exhibits by

Langston Hughes--Modern American Poetry website

Langston Hughes: A Voice For All People--University of Kansas Exhibit



A Brief Chronology of African American Literature

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century



Huckleberry Finn: A Look at Lynching Within and Surrounding the Novel

African American Writers

Ain't I A Woman?: Slavery & Freedom Literature

African American Publications

Smithsonian: African American Art & Design

Smithsonian: African American History & Culture

Smithsonian--Surviving Images, Forgotten People: Native Americans, Women, and African Americans on Early United States Bank Notes

Smithsonian: Africa's Legacy in Mexico

The African American Mosaic

Articles on African American Women by Dorothy Harris

Women of Color, Women of Words

Articles on African American Women by Dorothy Harris

Women of Color, Women of Words

iBrotha's Master's Thesis: "Signifyin(g) as a Rhetorical Device in Selected Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Wright)"

Reconstructing "Free Woman": African-American Women, Apprenticeship, and Custody Rights during Reconstruction by Karin L. Zipf

American Literature: Writing Black

African-American History, Culture, and Black Studies Resources  

Keele University links: Writing Black

Toni Morrison and the Burden of the Passing Narrative by Juda Bennett



African American Theory & Criticism



African American literature e-texts

African American Writers: Online E-texts

Digital Schomburg: African American Women Writers of the 19th-Century