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African-American History Online

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Examines More than Five Centuries of the African-American Experience

Exploring more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers many exciting features, including more than 85 historical videos that bring history to life. The extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase or browse by topic and by time period—from eight historical periods relevant specifically to African-American history. In addition, biographies can be browsed by occupation and primary sources by type.


  • Comprehensive Coverage: event and topic entries, primary sources, images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, and maps and charts
  • Overview Era Essays: extensive overview essays outlining time periods
  • Unique Topic Centers: specially selected entries on different eras of African-American history help users find a starting point for their research
  • Video Gallery
  • Authoritative Source List: full and partial text from a wealth of proprietary print titles.


  • Biographies
  • Events and topics
  • Primary sources
  • General timeline of more than 500 years of African-American history, updated monthly
  • Subject-specific timelines
  • Images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos
  • Maps and charts
  • The Exhibit of American Negroes, Paris 1900: a reconstruction of highlights from an exhibit at the 1900 Paris World's Fair by W.E.B. DuBois
  • "Editor's Selection of the Month"
  • "Focus on History through Video" feature
  • Dictionary
  • "Did You Mean...?" search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Examples of full citations in MLA, CMS, and APA styles.

--------- African-American History Online Facts On File 01/01/2000