Links to Resources

General Resources
  • Africana Studies at SWEM: New Databases to Support Africana Studies.
  • African-American Women Online -- The "African-American Women" web pages, developed in collaboration between The Digital Scriptorium and the Women's Archives of Duke University, feature scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of African-American women.
  • African Studies World Wide Web -- Resources for African Studies presented by the African Studies Consortium: Penn, Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore.
  • AfroNet Magazine -- Focusing on technology from a Black perspective, AfroNet Magazine fuses domestic and international issues of technology, business, and culture in a format that is "funky" as well as informative.
  • Manuscripts and Rare Books at UVA -- Recent aquisitions in African American History and Literature by the Manuscripts and Rare Books Departments of the University of Virginia Library Autobiographies, Biographies, Church Histories, Letters, Slave Narratives, Fiction, Journalism, Letters, and Poetry.
  • United Nations -- The site for one-stop information on all aspects of the United Nations including human rights.
  • The Universal Black Pages -- The main purpose of the UBP is to have a complete and comprehensive listing of African diaspora related Web pages at a central site.
  • The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American Studies -- An interdisciplinary teaching and research center at The University of Virginia.
American History Resources on the Web
Art on the Web
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - Easily acessible galleries.
  • The Smithsonian Institution -- Provides information about the programs and collections of teh Smithsonian's art museums (Freer-Sackler Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, National Museum of African Art, Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, etc.).
  • WebMuseum - A definite must! This site includes the artworks of Paul Cezanne, Medieval Art, Famous paintings, a tour of Paris, and classical music.
  • World Art Treasures - An exceptionally well-developed internet collection of World art from various civilizations.
  • World Wide Web Virtual Library Museums -- An excellent source for locating museums and online exhibitions.
  • Philadanco --The Philadelphia Dance Company, An African American modern contemporary dance Company.
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre -- A company dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of black cultural expression. Dance Theatre of Harlem -- Founded in Harlem, New York City, by Arthur Mitchell this group was the first black classical ballet company.
  • Malipenga Dancing -- A dance found in the former British colonies of South Africa.
  • International Tap Association -- A site dedicated to the complete history of Tap dancing up to the present.
Journals and Magazines
  • The Black Collegian Online -- the electronic version of the 27 year old, national career opportunities magazine.
  • Our World Today (formerly The Black World Today) -- Purpose is to chronicle the daily, political, cultural, and economic realities of  black communities and countries.
  • Callaloo -- A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, founded in 1976 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Western Journal of Black Studies -- Online journal designed to provide easy access to the most current volume and the volumes of the past two years.
Film
Music
Electronic Discussion Groups/Emailing Lists
  • H-AfLitCine -- for information on African literature and film.
  • H-AfrArts -- a discussion list dedicated to the expressive cultures of Africa.
  • H-Africa -- homepage of this general Africanist discussion list.
  • H-SAfrica -- a discussion list focusing on South and southern Africa.
  • H-AfrTeach --  encourages a wide consideration of both the possibilities and problems involved in teaching about Africa in many educational settings.