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biography-center     View
A searchable biographical directory of famous/infamous people. You can browse by category, alphabetical order, highest rated or by most popular. This site indexes and provides links to biographies available from other Web sites.

Hall of Black Achievement Gallery     View
This list of black leaders includes page-length biographies, audio clips, and large and small portraits. Browsable alphabetically or chronologically. From Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.

The Internet African American History Challenge     View
This site has brief profiles of several important 19th-century black Americans and a short interactive quiz based on the material presented. Created by an African American Baptist minister.

African American Lives 2     View
This companion website to a PBS series about African American heritage "provides information about the series, background on the research, scholarship, and science, and resources for people to learn more about their own family history and geneal ...

African Americans: FAQs     View
Answers with citations to 11 frequently asked questions about African Americans. Questions include who was the first African American to be nominated as a presidential candidate ("Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was nominated for the United State ...

Famous Firsts by African Americans     View
List of firsts by African Americans, such as "the first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America." Browse list by category such as government (such as Barack Obama, first ...

Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection     View
Twenty portraits with brief biographical and artist information from a 1944 exhibition, "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin." The exhibit was organized with the "express goal of reversing racial intolerance, ignorance a ...

National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP)     View
The NVLP is a nonprofit organization that "unites generations to create tomorrow's leaders by recording, preserving, and distributing through various media, the wisdom of extraordinary African American elders - Visionaries - who have shaped American ...

The HistoryMakers     View
Website for this national "video oral history archive headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The HistoryMakers is dedicated to preserving African American history as the missing link in American history." Provides a listing of programs and events, and b ...

Black Europeans     View
Series of features on black Europeans, including Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, George Polgreen Bridgetower, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and John Archer. Individual sections include essays, images, and sound samples. Also provides and introduction ...



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