Digital Collections

The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Digital collection. A comprehensive online reference guide to African American history.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Education, World History/Global Studies

This 13,000+ page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. It includes an online encyclopedia of thousands of famous and lesser known figures in African American history, global African history, and the history of African Americans in the West.

The website offers hundreds of stories and images from history such as this one of Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Other Demonstrators at the Poor People's Campaign.

The website offers hundreds of stories and images such as this one of Rev. Ralph Abernathy and other demonstrators at the Poor People’s Campaign. also has full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th century to the present. There are links to hundreds of websites that address the global history of people of African ancestry including major black museums and archival research centers in the United States and Canada. is directed toward multiple audiences ranging from scholars and researchers to teachers, students, and the general public. [Description from website.]

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