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The Black Resource Center (BRC) was established in 1978 to support
research and study on the social, historical, musical and cultural
aspects unique to the "Black Experience" such as
This resource collection consists of scholarly books, dissertations,
microform records of diaries and letters, government publications,
16 mm films, videocassettes and recordings. A wide variety of
magazines and newspapers of interest to African Americans are also
included in the collection.
The center serves as an information and referral agency to other
libraries, government agencies and the general public. It is an
important link in the survival and preservation of the heritage of
the Black American people.
African American History and Heritage Site
A CreativeFolk.com website created by Gerri Gribi, historian, educator and musician. Covers a wide
range of topics on African American history and culture.
The African-American Mosaic
Library-wide resource guide to the African American collections of the Library of Congress.
African American Registry
Presents African American history, culture, and accomplishments in a calendar-based format.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Official site of the organization created in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month.
- California African American Museum (CAAM)
Features treasures of African American art, history and culture. Provides cultural education through public programs and events.
The King Center
Site of the living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture
The official Kwanzaa website, detailing the history, principles, and symbols of this African American holiday, created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Housed at Stanford University, the Institute is home to a broad range of activities and resources illuminating the life of King and
the movements that he inspired.
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
Private collection of African American history and culture, including rare and out-of-print books,
manuscripts, films and more.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
A civil rights organization whose goal is to ensure social justice and equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
- Pan African Film and Arts Festival
Celebration of Black filmmaking based in Los Angeles and held annually during the first two weeks of February.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A national research library devoted to materials that document the history and culture of
people of African descent throughout the world.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
A national civil rights and human rights organization born out of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. Promotes
programs of economic empowerment, education, conflict resolution, youth development and more.
Taking the Train to Freedom - Underground Railroad: Special Resource Study
A National Park Service (NPS) site established from a special study of the Underground Railroad, authorized by Congress in 1990.