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Biographies of Notable People
Black History Month - Biographies of famous African Americans from Biography.com.
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 History Month Biographies - Many people are listed here including sports and entertainment personalities. From Who2 biographies.
Black Past - Biographies, history, digital records, links to museums and lots more. NASA's Real "Hidden Figures" - Biographies of the three women in the movie "Hidden Figures".
The Black Inventor Online Museum - Biographical information about Black
inventors, and a timeline of their inventions.
Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music -
Biographies of African Americans in classical music.
Famous Black Writers - From Biography.com.
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 - Biography with illustrations.
Ketanji Brown Jackson - First Black woman to nominated to be a justice on the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
WolframAlpha People - this is a great site where you can find all sorts of information about people. Type the name of the person that you are looking for to replace the sample name that they have put into the search box.
InfoPlease - Short biographies of many people in many different occupations.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Who2 - Brief biographies of famous people. Here is where you will
find movie, television, and music stars. Each biography has a link to 4 other web sites for the person.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian (retired). Please address any
comments, additions, or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.