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African and African American Experiences

Open access resources online.


Digital Projects

American Panorama: Forced Migrations (interactive mapping)

Breaking the Chains: Canada's Role in the Underground Railroad

Colored Conventions: Bringing 19th Century Black Organizing to Digital Life

David Walker, 1797? – 1830 (Digital Memorial)

In Pursuit of Freedom (anti-slavery movement in Brooklyn)

Maroons in North Carolina

Nat Turner Project


Collections Online

Frederick Douglass Papers

Freedom on the Move (a database on fugitives from American slavery)

Liberated Africans

Slave Resistance

William Still (includes lesson plans)


Lesson Plans / Classroom Resources

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: 19th Century African-American Writer and Reformer

Haitian Historical and Cultural Legacy: A Resource Guide for Teachers:

Runaway Slaves: From Revolution to the New Republic

Slave Revolts

Slavery and Civil Disobedience: Christiana Riot of 1851

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Exploring the Lives of Black Women During the 19th Century

Underground Railroad
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