African and African-American Studies

Directories and Other Internet Resources

Academic Info—African American History and Studies

Comprehensive annotated directory of links to scholarly resources. Emphasis is on “digital collections from libraries, museums, and academic organizations and sites offering unique online content.”

African Information Centre

“…a small dedicated team of development analysts and consultants specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa providing information and research to the development community, governments, academic and commercial organizations. We carry out research, both in the field and desk-based, compile reports and offer support and assistance to development projects on a consultancy basis. We also provide teaching on Africa in various academic disciplines at different levels, and offer workshops/seminars using our own materials.”

Africa South of the Sahara

Selected Internet resources compiled at Stanford University.

“African American Culture: Some Sites You Should Bookmark”

From College and Research Libraries News, January 1999, Association of College and Research Libraries (American Library Association)

African Culture Online: A Virtual Online Community

Includes a number of forums, blogs, and photo galleries pertaining to various aspects of African culture.

African Genesis

“This site offers contemporary and historic information concerning Black America and the African Diaspora.”

African Studies: Art and Archaeology of Africa

Directory of related Internet resources from Columbia University Libraries


French website on African culture (some articles in English)

Black Excel: The College Help Network

An award-winning site that helps African American students navigate the college admissions process, offering information and resources on aid, college profile, and more.

Black History Quest

Provides links to resources on African-American history and culture.

Black Web Portal

Includes a web search engine, Black Yellow Pages, classified ads, news, and other services.

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research-African American Resources

This site contains a variety of full text articles on the ebonics debate, audio files, and links to other web sites.

The Congo Cookbook: African Recipes

“A collection of over 150 African recipes from all over Africa, plus information about African cooking,cuisine, culture, food, gastronomy, and history. Featuring African proverbs, excerpts from historic texts, and rare African recipes.”

eCUIP Web Guide to African American Studies

Produced by the Digital Library Project of the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago Internet Project at the University of Chicago Library, this guide provides access to local and national resources and a large number of links to resources in the following categories: General; Reference; Arts; History; Literature; People; and Places.

Gateway to African-American History

Provided by the U.S. Department of State, this site includes resources highlighting the celebration of African-American History Month.

Guide to African American Documentary Resources

Many information centers are beginning to reveal and promote materials relating to African American history that are housed in their respective facilities. In hopes of enhancing access, dozens of institutions are digitizing such materials. This website reviews several existing websites and digitization projects and lists noteworthy digitization projects that are forthcoming." The site also includes ability to browse by collection title, affiliation / publisher, and a basic search engine.

Historically Black and Predominantly Black College Listing

Provided by BLACK EXCEL, this is list of 143, including historically Black colleges and mainstream schools with more than 75% Black enrollment. The list contains information such as addresses and admissions department contact information as well as information about average SAT's, majors, and percentage of acceptances.

Index on Africa

Created and maintained by the Norwegian Council for Africa, the site is a “gateway to information on Africa on the Internet, with over 3,800 links sorted by country, subject, and news.”

Internet African History Sourcebook

Historical sources on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa.

Internet Public Library Guide to African/African-American Resources

Collection of librarian-selected scholarly and popular web sites. Listings include hypertext subject headings, and a search engine facilitates finding related sites.

Internet Resources for African American Studies (University of Delaware Library)

Javanoir: A Selected Guide to African American Resources on the Internet

Gateway to popular web sites of interest to African Americans. Subjects covered include arts and entertainment, jobs and employment, family and living, and health.

Maps of Africa

Perry Castañeda Library, University of Texas-Austin

“The platform for intellectual, economic and spiritual expression of peoples throughout the African Diaspora.” Contains links to businesses and organizations, discussion forums, and wedding and Kwanzaa celebration ideas.

Negro League Baseball Links

Portals to the World: Links to Electronic Resources Around the World

A Library of Congress site which provides a broad array of resources arranged by subject categories within country or area specific Web pages. Resources are selected by Library of Congress Subject Specialists. The project includes several African countries.

Resources in Black Studies

An annotated listing of sites on the international African community.

Sonja Haynes Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History: Guide to the Web

The site is a compilation of annotated links to hundreds of websites about African, African American, and African Diaspora history and culture. The topics covered range from the underground railroad to hip hop music. Other subjects include civil rights, education, health, literature, military, religion, slavery, sports, and women. From the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

U. S. Department of State: Key Sites on African American History and Culture

Useful Links: Portraits: Frederick Douglass

Links to readings, biographies, and historic sites. From Keele University School of Humanities.

Voice of the Shuttle

Search the pages by “African American”. The search will yield numerous results ranging from literature to history to the sciences.

World Wide Web Subject Catalog—Africa (University of Kentucky)

Selected Web resources related to African studies.

WoYaa! The African Internet Portal

“An African search engine and Web portal that aims to increase the visibility of African resources, information and sites on the Internet. Search or browse by broad subject categories, or by individual African countries. Several inks to individual artists, illustrators, performers, and photographers; several links to galleries, museums, and current exhibitions, as well as media links to magazines, newspapers, radio and TV, and news providers.”