Notable African-Americans

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

Activist Mary Church Terrell Was Born ___A brief, three page overview of this woman's accomplishments. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

African-American Biographies—A to Z ___Scroll down, using the alphabetical list to access information about the people in whom you have an interest, or select a category to get a shorter, more specialized list. - Text only - From Pearson Education - 


African-American Biographies by Category __ Government officials, Civil Rights personalities, religious leaders, and many more. - From -

African American Historical Figures ___Biographies of 12 people, plus an interactive quiz presented in three levels. - Illustrated - From The Internet African American History Challenge -


African-American Inventors __ Biographical sketches of many notable African Americans.  From the invention of blood-banks to the potato chip, learn what inventions came from the African American community. - From -

Althea Gibson Won Again! ___Three brief pages with the story of Althea Gibson -- her achievements and her challenges. Text can be easily understood by younger grades. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson Was Born ___A brief but informative look at the life of Bill Robinson. There is a 30.6 MB MPEG video available, but it'll probably take you much longer to download it than it will to view it. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -



Biography - Black History Month ___"From Jackie Robinson to Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman to Barrack Obama, Black History Month pays tribute to inspirational African Americans from the past, as well as those who will continue to make history well into the future." Use the menu to the left of your screen to navigate this website. When you click on a name, a new browser window opens. - Text only - From A & E -


Bios of African Americans in History __ Several brief biographies along with links to additional information about each. - From -  

Booker T. Washington ___An excellent site for younger students, with large, colourful text, easy-to-understand terms, suggested activities, and a section with notes for teachers. - Illustrated - From the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office - 

Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery: An Autobiography ___The complete text of Washington's autobiography "Up From Slavery", plus two essays, one written in 1896 and the other in 1900. - Illustrated - From the University of Virginia - 

Breaking Racial Barriers ___"Biographies and portraits of 20 noteworthy African Americans. - Illustrated - From the Harmon Foundation in New York City -  


Escape From Slavery, 1838___Frederick Douglass was born a slave. Here, in his own words, is the account of his flight to freedom. - Illustrated - From Ibis Communications, Inc. -


Famous African American Women __ "...biographies, quotes, and other information on notable African American women in history." - From - 


Famous African Americans __ You will find brief biographies of inventors, musicians, educators, and others who have made a difference. - From -


Famous African Americans in Maryland's History ___There are two biographies here-- one for Harriet Tubman and the other for Frederick Douglass. - Illustrated - By John T. Marck -


Famous Firsts by African Americans (Inventors, Government, Law ... __ "The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America..."  A very long list of first, the people who did it and many links to additional material. - From -


Harriet Tubman Frees 300 Slaves ___This interesting article provides information about Harriet Tubman's life as a slave and as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. She was responsible for freeing over 300 slaves. - Text only - From OLD NEWS, Susquehanna Times & Magazine, Inc. - 

James Weldon Johnson Was Born ___"He was a poet, diplomat, songwriter, and anthologist (compiler) of African American culture." If you've not heard of this extraordinary man, you'll find these three brief pages quite interesting. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

John Brown Took Harper's Ferry Hostage ___Read about Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry and the results of his action. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -


Josephine Baker __ A biography and links to additional information. - illustrated - From -

Paul Laurence Dunbar Was Born ___According to this website, Dunbar was "By the turn of the [20th] century, the most famous black writer in America." These three brief pages are suitable for younger grades. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -



Prominent African Americans: Past & Present ___The website isn't pretty -- none of the graphics as of this date [03-02-2005] seem to work, but by clicking on the links you can access information about prominent and influential black Americans from a variety of expertise and occupations. - Text only - From William Richard Jones, CCP - 

SC African American History On-Line ___"Now in its sixteenth year, the project provides educators, parents, and visitors a method of identifying African-American role models for all youth, honoring notable African-American achievers with ties to South Carolina." Use the menu to the left of your screen to access information about some very interesting people. - Illustrated - From BellSouth and WIS-TV -


South Carolina SC - Notable African-Americans - Alphabetical List __ A list of notable African Americans from South Carolina with links to more detailed biographies. - From - 


Thurgood Marshall Became the First African-American Supreme Court Justice ___Two brief pages, geared to younger students, overview the story of Justice Marshall's career. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 



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