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Black History & Culture

Black History Resources

African-American history

African-American history is the branch of American history that specifically discusses the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States.

Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African American heritage and serves as the state's official repository of African American material culture.

Before Their Tails Were "Red"

Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane.  Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps began a military "experiment" to see if Negroes could be trained to fly combat aircraft.  Come--share their adventure!!

Black History Facts - Black History - HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Black History Facts, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.

Black History Milestones - Black History - HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Black History Milestones, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.

California African American Museum

Explore the art, history, and culture of African Americans–with an emphasis on California and the West—at the California African American Museum (CAAM).

DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District's generous support of the museum.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

Welcome to the official Facebook page for Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park (HATU).

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

The Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture serves as a reflective prism to present, preserve and promote African-American art, culture and history for the enlightenment of all.

"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes...This site is maintained by the author's publisher Vintage Books.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site represents the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

Museum of African American History - Boston and Nantucket

MAAH is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans.

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

Connecting all people through the celebration and exploration of the art, culture and history of the African Diaspora!

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

The National Afro-American Museum's Mission Statement is to chronicle through its collections and programs the rich and varied experiences of African Americans from their African origins to the present.

National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of American civil rights movement & its legacy to inspire participation in civil & human rights globally.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

A museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Preserving the history of African American Baseball from the professional Negro Leagues (1860-1960)

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora.

The John G. Riley Center & Museum

The John G. Riley Center/Museum is a historical and cultural gem that sits at the bottom of a hill in downtown Tallahassee, at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets.

The Kennedy Center: ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network

Learn about the African American experience through the arts — and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

National Great Blacks In Wax Museum America's national Black Educational Museum located in Baltimore Maryland

The Online Reference Guide to African American History

An Online Reference Guide to African American History

Tubman Museum

The Tubman Museum, the largest museum of its type in the nation, is dedicated to educating all people about the Art, History & Culture of African Americans