African American Books, Videos, Websites

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Books 

On the Altar of Freedom: A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters from the Front Corporal James Henry Gooding edited by Virginia M. Adams. (1991) 
Buppies, B-Boys, Baps, & Bohos, by Nelson George. (1992) 
Maroon, by Danielle Legros Georges. (2001)
When and Where I Enter, by Paula Giddings. (1984)
The Black West, by William Loren Katz. (1996) 
Masterpieces of African-American Literature, edited by Frank N. Magill. (1992)
Forced to Grow, by Sindiwe Magona. (1998) 
Puttin’On Ole Massa, by Gilbert Osofsky. (1969) 
Go the Way Your Blood Beats, by Shawn Stewart Ruff. (1996).
African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas, by Geneva Smitherman. (1995) 


Videos  

4 Little Girls: Based on the 1963 bombing of a black church, 1 hour and 42 minutes.
75 Years on Quincy Street: Story of Mamie Williams, an African American teacher (1913-1960) and civil rights activist in Topeka, 28 min. (1970's)
Africa(approx. 2 hrs per part) PBS series that includes Savanna Homecoming, Desert Odyssey, Voices of the Forest, Mountains of Faith, Love in the Savel, Restless Waters, Leopards of Zanzibar, and Southern Treasure.
Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera: History of racism in music performance, African American vocalists, and the influence in opera performance, 45 min. 
Amiri Baraka: Readings and interview wih the poet Amiri Baraka, 56 min.
Black Shadows on a Silver Screen: History of the beginnings of race movies, 52 min.
Color Adjustment: Documentary examining the role of the black family and race relations in television, 86 min.
Color of Fear: Men of diverse ethnicities talk about racism, 1 1/2 hrs.
The Devil’s Music: 1920s Jazz: History of the conception of the immoral influence of jazz music and other traditionally Black music, 52 min.
Of Ebony Embers (approx. 8 min) preview of Ebony Embers' performance; theatre vignettes of Harlem Renaissance.
Fenceline: A Company Town: (approx. 1hour) Story of chemical and oil industries that moved to the Mississippi Delta where descendents of black slaves lived. Story of a black woman who fought the oil industry to change the pollution the industry had caused
Goin' to Chicago: Story of the largest internal migration in the US history--the move that led millions of African Americans from the South to the cities of the North and West, 1 hr. 
Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People: Issues involved with having black hair, 9 min.
Huey P. Newton:  Monologue by Newton about his ideas and reflections of his past.  He discusses he involvement with the Black Panthers.  Contains news footage from the 60's, 70's, 80's. 1 1/2 hr.
Illusions: Story about the tricks of the early motion picture industry.  Subplots involve gender, race, and power, 45 min.
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket: The story of James Baldwin’s life and his influence on the world and especially in the American Civil Rights Movement, 85 mins.
Kings on the Hill: Documentary examines the African Americans’ role in sports in early American 20th century, 56 min.
Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History:(approx. 1 hr, 47 min) History of the White Supremacy Movement and more recent Klan Watch.
Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind: Documentary about the life of Marcus Garvey and the foundation of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 1 hr 20 min. 
Matters of Race Two Tapes. A PBS special on the views of race and racism in America today. (Each tape runs approx. 2hrs.)
A Night in Havanna: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba: Documentary following  Dizzy Gillespie including clips of personal interviews, music performances, and his experiences in Cuba, 90 min (without commercials).
Nikki Giovanni: African American social poet--lecture about social issues and humanity at Gainsville College, GA, 42 min.
Our Inspiration: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker: Born out-of-wedlock to an ex-slave, Maggie Lena Walker was the first woman to found and become a president of a chartered bank in the US and became the CEO of a fraternal beneficial society as well as other accomplishments under the St. Luke’s Society, 56 min.
Porgy & Bess:  An American Voice: History of Heywood’s novel Porgy and the eventual play, opera, film, and television program, 83 min.
A Question of Color: Color Consciousness in Black America: Racism and color divisions within the African American culture, 55 min.
Ralph Ellison:  An American Journey:  A documentary about the life of Ralph Ellison, and African American author, known for his work The Invisible Man, 1 1/2 hrs.
Record Row: Cradle of Rhythm & Blues: Documentary of the Black record industry in Chicago during the 1940s jazz and blues to the 1970s soul.  Brief biographies of Al Benson, Leonard Chess, Vivian & Jimmy Bracken, Calvin Carter among others are included, 53 min.
Rosa Parks Story:  Drama of Rosa Parks's life with Angela Bassett.
Second to None: The Larry Doby Story: Biography of the second African American baseball player in the majors—Larry Doby, 25 min.
Shadow of Hate: Documentary of the US history of prejudice and discrimination, 38 min.
The Story of the Black Film Industry:  Midnight Ramble: Documentary of the Race Movies of the early film history, 54 min.
That Rhythm, Those Blues: A history of blues and rhythm-and-blues music in the United States with focus on Charles Brown and Ruth Brown, 54 min.
We Are Your Sisters: Theatre company's interpretive dancing. This segment revolves around issues of slavery, 8 minutes.

Web Sites

AOL Black Voices
African American History: Welcome
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress) 
African American Odyssey 
African-American Women - On-line Archival Exhibits at Duke University
Afro-American History
Africaserver
American Slave Narratives
American Studies, Black History and Literature
BET Home
Black Archives of Mid-America
The Black Collegian Online - Career Site for Students and Professionals of Color
Black History Month on Infoplease.com
Black Planet.com
Black Studies Library Web
The Blackstripe
Civilrights.org
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
Education First: Black History Activities 
The Encyclopaedia Britannica Guide To Black History 
Exploring Amistad Project Overview
Gateway To African-American History
The Internet African American History Challenge 
John Henrik Clarke Africana Library (Black Studies) 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project 
Mathematicians Of The African Diaspora
The Museum of African American History
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP)
National Association for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Digital Newsletter
National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
The National Urban League
Negro League Baseball History
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
Project Equality 
The Troubling Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphillis Study
The Universal Black Pages