Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: African-American Resources
African American Migration Experience
Provides access to materials that will help users understand the peoples, places, and the events that have shaped African America's migration traditions of the past four hundred years.
African American Studies
Links to websites in the area of African-American studies.
Includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary documents & major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present.
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Click on names of African-American scientists for biographical information, or search by profession.
History of Jim Crow
Explore the complex African-American experience of segregation from the 1870s through the 1950s.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It opened August 23, 2004.
Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked almost 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.