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African American Sites in the Digital Collections

Compiled by Sabrina C. Thomas, Digital Reference Specialist

Contributions by African Americans to the arts, education, industry, literature, politics and much more are well represented in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. The digital collections are no exception. American Memory, the flagship of the Library's digital collections, online exhibits and other areas of the Library's Web site provide a broad range of digitized materials pertaining to the African American experience. Many are represented here to provide the user with an electronic research tool.

This webliography, documenting electronic resources within this subject area, is organized by historical eras based on the American Memory timeline found on the Teachers Page. Its primary focus is to connect the user to full text online resources regarding significant people, major institutions and events from an African American perspective, historically related to an era. Complete essays from the Today in History Web site provide topical information and comprehensive search strategies to further research. This extensive resource enhances the use of the digital collections, allowing the user to explore more online materials. In addition, many subject entries were identified in America's Library, the Library's site for children and families.

Sources used to further enhance the development of subject headings:

The African-American Mosaic : a Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Black history and culture / edited by Debra Newman Ham ; with contributions by Beverly Brannan ... [et al.].  Washington : Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1993.   xviii, 300 p. :   ill. (some col.), maps.    (Library of Congress resource guide)

ISBN 0-8444-0800-X

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The African American Odyssey : an exhibition at the Library of Congress, February 1998 / edited by Debra Newman Ham.  Washington, DC : The Library, 1998.   xvii, 165 p. :   ill. (some col.)

ISBN 0-8444-0954-5

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