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Computer Science and Engineering 

Black Data Processing Associates

BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in information technology, computer science, and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.  

Influential Black Computer Scientists

Learn about leaders in the field of computer science including educators, computer scientists, rock scientists, computer engineers, and more.   

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Founded in 1975, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. 


Philosophy and Psychology  

8 Black Psychologists Who Made History

A resource highlighting Black psychologists who have made the field of psychology what it is today. 

The Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by several Black Psychologists from across the country to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community.   

Dr. Amos N. Wilson

Learn about Dr. Amos N. Wilson, who believed the vast power differentials between Africans and non-Africans was the major social problem of the 21st century. He believed these power differentials, and not simply racist attitudes, was chiefly responsible for the existence of racism.  

Influential Black Philosophers

A list of influential Black philosophers who are giants in the field of philosophy, academia, and activism.  



28 of the Most Influential Black Innovators in Tech and Science

From the creator of the GIF to the Hidden Figures at NASA, the contributions of Black innovators can be seen everywhere. Check out this list of some of the most influential Black innovators throughout the history of science and tech and honoring their achievements and legacies. 

The Black Inventor Online Museum

A resource focusing on the ingenuity and accomplishments of the top Black inventors over the last 300 years, providing information for students and others interested in these pioneers of Black History. 

Famous Black Inventors

From colonial times through today, Famous Black Inventors presents an introduction to just a few of the many modern-day African American inventors who have contributed to the advancement of medicine, physics, industrialization, and more throughout American history.  



African American Religion

Explore Rice University’s scholarship on African American religion, including mainstream Christianity, the presence of the Nation of Islam, Santeria, and more. 


An exploration of the history of Black churches throughout the U.S.

Pew Research

Learn the rich cultural history of Black Americans. 


Arts and Recreation

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 50 Years Cultural Ambassador to the World: Online Exhibition

Information about the iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey. 

James VanDerZee

Learn about the beloved, observant photographer.

National Gallery of Art

Explore a selection of works by African American artists included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. 

Sports: Leveling the Playing Field

Explore the contributions of Black athletes. 

Universal Hip Hop Museum

The Universal Hip Hop Museum's mission is to celebrate and preserve the history of local and global Hip Hop music and culture. 


Social Sciences

The African American Mosaic:  A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture

Covering the nearly 500 years of the Black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range, size, and variety of the Library of Congress's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound.   

The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

An exploration of Black America's quest for equity from the early national period through the twentieth century. 

Did Enslaved African Americans Rebel?

Learn about enslaved Africans’ numerous and varied rebellions. 

Resistance and Abolition: Library of Congress

Learn about how American slavery, though it was the law of the land for more than 300 years, was challenged and resisted every day by its victims, by its survivors, and by those who found it morally unacceptable. 



Givens Collection of African American Literature

The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature consists of over 10,000 books, magazines, and pamphlets by or about African Americans.

Princton University African American Studies

Browse primary and selected secondary sources for research in African American Studies at Princeton University.  

Southern Connecticut State University’s African American Literature Resources

A guide containing books, periodicals and databases in Buley Library, as well as websites on African American Literature. 



African American Vernacular English (Ebonics)

This page includes information on the background, vocabulary, sounds, grammar, history, attitudes, and use of African American Vernacular English. 

What Is Ebonics (African American English)?

An academic history of African American speech and its cultural roots. 

Black Linguistic Justice

The #BlackLanguageSyllabus’s mission is to celebrate the beauty of Blackness and Black Language, fight for Black Linguistic Justice, and provide critical intellectual resources that promote the collective study of Black Language.  

The Gullah Language

This resource introduces information on the origins and history of the Gullah language, an English-based, Creole language fused from different African languages of the Rice Coast relayed during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


Learn about this secret reading method created by enslaved Black individuals.

Tutnese: The Lost Language of the Enslaved

Understand more about this language, which developed around 250 years ago by enslaved people to communicate secretively with one another.   

What Is Tutnese?

An informative video on the Tutnese language used by enslaved people. 

The Oxford Dictionary of African American English

Learn about this three-year research project to compile the ODAAE. 


History and Geography

African American Odyssey

A digital library of rare and unique items from the Library of Congress’s vast African American collection.

American Social History Project

This article by the American Social History Project historicizes Black resistance in the United States and includes discussion question, primary sources and more.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History founded Black History Month. ASALH’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public.

Black History Matters to Everyone

This article, written by Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains why Black history matters to everyone and is a crucial part of our nations’ story.

Black History Milestones: Timeline

A comprehensive African American history timeline from the History Channel.

Black Past

A comprehensive African American history timeline from, which also includes bibliographies, the full text of  major speeches given between 1789 and the present day, primary documents such as court decisions, government reports, executive orders, and laws, all of which help describe the African American past.

Project 1619

Project 1619 is a nonprofit organization that is credited for starting the 1619 Movement. For the past twenty-five plus years members of Project 1619 have been the catalyst to change the narrative of the landing of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in the Virginia colony at Point Comfort, today's Fort Monroe, in Hampton, VA.

Whitney Plantation

Whitney Plantation educates the public about the history and legacies of slavery in the United States. 

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. 

The International African American Museum (IAAM)

The International African American Museum will explore cultures and knowledge systems retained and adapted by Africans in the Americas, and the diverse journeys and achievements of these individuals and their descendants in South Carolina, the United States, and throughout the African Diaspora. 

The International African American Museum’s Center for Family History

The Center for Family History supports IAAM’s goal of becoming a unique center of learning through the development of resources and programs to help individuals and families advance their understanding of their family’s history and the role their ancestors played in shaping American history.