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
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.