Vital to the self-discovery of every African American youth is the African American history and culture. Black history teaches all of our children, black, white, yellow, red, etc., that history has its importance and place and learning from it helps us to not repeat it. The following is a list of websites and places that teach the value of learning African American and Black history.
African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum
When the Union Army during the Civil War found themselves short on men, African American males were promised their freedom and a small parcel of land in trade for their military service to the government that still, in part, viewed them as property to be returned to their masters. This honors the sacrifice they made.
African American history is difficult to trace, given the lack of records kept by slave traders and owners in early American history. However, what ancestry that can be traced, is, and a whole new approach of using DNA helps African Americans trace their roots to their country of origin in Africa.
A vital part in tracing African American history, this site helps find the first recorded ancestor of each family here in America and what slave owner held them. In conjunction with the above website, a clearer picture of family geneaology takes shape.
African American Labor History Many distasteful work practices took place until the "equal rights for all" movement changed the way African Americans were employed and treated by potential employers. Old articles from newspapers by the thousands are available for researchers and the curious in general.
American Legacy Magazine
African American history is explored and relished with pride through stories of struggles and personal triumphs here in America. A closer look at the African American culture, past and present, and the changes it has undergone through the ages makes this magazine a fantastic read.
America's Black Holocaust Museum
The elimination or complete suppression by another race is the definition that defines the Black Holocaust Museum. A serious eye-opening guided tour is available for a small fee, which supports the ongoing exhibits of the museum itself. Once you've visited, you will not be able to walk away without making a small donation; it's that powerful.
Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)
No adeqate novel of black history, piece of fiction, or non-fiction can be written without first consulting the Black History resources that are archived here. For the realist or the researcher, this site is an absolute must have.
Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC)
Reclaiming negativity and negative events and turning them for good is the purpose of this organization. It's also their purpose to develop centers country wide that re-instill African American pride in every individual.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Everything that is anything of importance to African American/Black history, culture and life is shared globally and internationally in order to bring about greater social change in places that Blacks might still be oppressed or ill-treated.
An exciting way to learn Black history is to experience it by visiting some of the historical places that altered the future for generations to come. This travel agency plots out your tour stop by stop for an in-depth view of African American history.
Black Heritage Foundation
Proud supporters and promotors of positive role models for the young African American community, this charity donates its time and money to make sure African American children feel like they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
Black Heritage Society (BHS)
This organization preserves and enhances the cultural, educational, social, and economical advancement of Black America.
Free online encyclopedia outlining African American history and culture through people, places, terms, organizations and more. An excellent addition to Encyclopedia Britannica of Black History, this is a perfect reference tool for papers. This site also allows users to interact with others through a social networking platform.
Anything not found anywhere else on Black History, including rare footage and speeches made by famous African Americans throughout history, can be found here.
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Statewide resource on the many facets of Black history through exhibitions, discussions and celebrations.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Located in Detroit, this is the largest museum in the midwest for African American historical events and information.
Discover Black Heritage
A complete travel guide for international visitors to learn about the slave trade and eventual freedom and contributions of Blacks in our country.
Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History
Well-known for their vast databank of everything you can possibly squeeze into an Encyclopedia, this set brings us everything related to Black hisory; a vital reference source for paper writing.
Idaho Black History Museum
A rare contribution to African American history as it pertains to the development of Idaho and Midwest and Central states, this museum is worth a peek when on vacation in the Idaho area.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Commemorates the life and work of MLK by leading a collaborative funding, design, and construction process in the creation of a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change.
Museum of African American History
This is the biggest museum in the country. It prides itself on the preservation, documentation, and interpreting all thiings Black history.
National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
Stunning reproductions in wax of Black History greats such as George Washington Carver and Daniel Webster bring Black history to life.
National Visionary Leadership Project
Stressing the importance of oral history and its recording through African American elders and their mentoring of youth, this site contributes to the importance of knowing the past
PBS African American Lives
Short of watching "Kunte Kinte", this documentary series examines the many famous African Americans that made significant contributions throughout history.
The History Makers
Represents the single largest archival project of its kind in the world, outdistancing the existing video oral history collections of New York’s Schomburg Library and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
This charity recognizes and gives top commendations to the Blacks that served in the military and airforce during WWII.
White House African American History Recognition
The President presents a speech to the African American culture in America as a token of his recognition of Black History Month.