African-Americans by Region, State & Locality

Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers


Afro-American resources

African-Americans Military - African-Americans Notable People - African Americans: By Region, State and Locality - Black History Month - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - African-American General Resources - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - African-American Legislation, Historic Documents - Underground Railroad/Harriet Tubman

Hispanic, Latino-American Resources

Civil Rights - Latino-American General Resources - Hispanic Heritage Month - Is it Hispanic or Latino? - Latino-Americans Military - Notable People - Specific Latino Cultural Information - Latino-American Regional Information

Some Specific Latino-American Cultures

Cuban American - Mexican-American - Puerto Rican 



Asian-American Resources
Asian-American General Resources - Asian American Civil Rights - Asian-American Military Service - Asian-American Notable People

Some Specific Asian-American Cultures

Cambodian-American - Chinese-American - Filipino-American - Hmong-American - Indo-American - Japanese-American - Korean-American - Laotian-American - Persian-American - Thai-American - Vietnamese-American


Afro-American Lesson Plans - Hispanic-Americans / Latino Lesson Plans - Asian-American Lesson Plans - Multiculturalism & Tolerance Lesson Plans

The African American Experience in Monmouth County, New Jersey 1700-1865___"This site is an educational service and genealogy source for students, teachers, agencies and individuals interested in local African American history. It provides information, images and documents on African American communities and families, both free and enslaved, in Monmouth County, New Jersey before the Civil War. This site also features an overview of the African American experience in the Ante-bellum United States." - Illustrated - From Monmouth University - 

The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920___"Search or browse the Ohio Historical Society's collections relating to African-Americans in Ohio." This isn't the most user-friendly website I've run across but a little perseverance will go a long way in your research of African Americans in Ohio. Whenever you can click on an image do so to access a scanned copy of the document(s) in question. Then click on 'view text' to see a typed version. - Illustrated - From the Ohio Historical Society -


African-American Historical Society of Alaska __ You will find history of the society, membership information and links. - illustrated - From -   

African American History of Western New York___"... an ongoing project to study the historical presence of Blacks in Buffalo, Rochester, Jamestown, Syracuse, Geneva, Ithaca, Corning, Niagara Falls, Canandaigua, Fredonia, and, in general, western New York State from 1700 to 2000." - Some illustration - From the Mathematics Department at the University of Buffalo -


Alabama African Americans __ "...genealogy information on Alabama African Americans including churches, genealogy, slave records and many other links. - From -  

Black Archives of Mid-America ___"The Black Archives of Mid-America's historical collections contain documents, photographs, and oral histories about many decades and eras in the history of African Americans in the Midwest, the United States, and other countries." - Illustrated - From the Black Archives of Mid-America Inc. and Kansas City Public Library - 


Black Baltimore 1870-1920___You don't want to miss the most excellent site which provides histories and biographies and information about events relevant to Baltimore's extensive Black history. - Illustrated - From the Maryland State Archives - 

Black Heritage Trail ___Because all but two of the 14 buildings whose history is presented here are private residences there are few photos of them, but the text provides a good look at the history of Boston's early African American community through these buildings. - Illustrated - From
the Museum of Afro American History -  

Black History of the Seacoast ___"African American history in New Hampshire begins as early as 1645." This excellent website brings that history to you. - Illustrated - From - 


Black Kidnappings in Southeastern Illinois ___Interesting information about the crime of kidnapping free blacks from the state of Ohio for the purpose of selling them in the southern slave states. - Text only - From Jon Musgrave - 


Demographic Maps: African-American Population __ African American population state by state.  Simply click on a state. - From -


The First African-American Settler of Auburn, Maine ___A genealogical study of Primus Shapley. - Text only - By Douglas A. Hall, from the Androscoggin Historical Society - 

Gullah Language and Culture ___A brief page about the origins and current status of the culture known as Gullah. - Illustrated - From the CoastalGuide by ICW-NET -


Great Migration (African American) __ "The Great Migration was the movement of 2 million African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Midwest, Northeast and West from 1910 to 1930."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia -  


In Those Days: African American Life Near the Savannah River ___I've just spent an enjoyable few hours reading the oral histories about African American life over the years in this region of Georgia and South Carolina. All those interviewed were senior citizens -- one gentleman was 111 years old. - Illustrated - From the Southeast Archaeological Center, National Parks Service - 

In the Steps of Esteban: Tucson's African American Heritage ___"This exhibit documents the history of Tucson's African American community, sharing the stories, photographs and memories of some of its members. It also brings forward some of the experiences of African Americans in the U. S. Southwest." Photo exhibits, biographies, oral histories and lesson plans are some of the sections here. - Illustrated - From Through Our Parents' Eyes -


Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans __ "The Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans (ICSAA) is a state agency that exists to address the needs and concerns of Iowa's African-American citizens."  Learn about its goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From - 

Maine Families with Black American Heritage ___Geneaological information of varying length for six Maine families. - Text only - From Douglas Hall - From the State of Tennessee -


Midwest Coalition of African American Police Officers __ Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From -  

Negroes in Tennessee ___This page, first printed in 1939, provides 22 points of interest concerning Black history in Tennessee, starting with the probability that some blacks camped there in 1541 as a part of De Soto's expedition. - Text only - From the State of Tennessee - 


Race and Place: an African-American Community in the Jim Crow South ___"Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia... The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville." - Illustrated - From the University of Virginia - 

Utah's African American Voices ___An excellent website built around a PBS documentary, with biographies, articles and photos about Utah's Black history. - Illustrated - From PBS - 


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