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Biographies of Notable People
Black History Month Resource
Center - Biographies and other useful resources for Black History month.
Black History Month - You will find biographies, timelines, articles, and puzzles. All this is from InfoPlease.
Black History Milestones - There are biographies and information about many events in Black history.
Black Past - Biographies, history, digital records, links to museums and lots more.
The Black Inventor Online Museum - Biographical information about Black
inventors, and a timeline of their inventions.
The Top 10 African-American Inventors
Major Inventions by African-Americans - with pictures.
Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music -
Biographies of African Americans in classical music.
African-American Women Writers of the 19th Century - Short biographies
and a selection of their works.
Notable Civil Rights Leaders - Biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks,
and many more.
African-American Astronauts - by NASA.
Richard Allen - Philadelphian who
founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Marian Anderson: A
Life in Song - Biography with illustrations by the University of Pennsylvania library.
Althea Gibson - Outstanding tennis player and golfer.
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Information and quotes from Infoplease.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
Barack Obama - Biographical information.
William Still - Biographical
information about William Still who was the father of the Underground Railroad.
Ida B. Wells - Civil rights and feminist activist.
Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library for Black History and Culture Guide to the Web - This is very large directory of Black history web sites.
In Motion - The African American Migration Experience. This site traces the movement of African
Americans from the days of the slave trade to the twentieth century. There are images, maps, and descriptive writing. Middle and High School teachers
will also enjoy the lesson plans.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian (retired). Please address any
comments, additions, or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.