Links to Other Resources
Umbra: Search African American History
Umbra is a free online search tool that brings together over 400,000 objects from digitized archives documenting African American cultural history from institutions and repositories across the country.
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
The Minneapolis-based foundation seeks to enrich cultural understanding through programs that advance and celebrate African American literature and writers.
Penumbra Theatre Company
Founded in 1976 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.
Subject resources related to Afro-American Studies compiled by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Special Collections at the Minneapolis Public Library
This is a unique array of materials including books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and other treasures. (from brochure)
Your Old Books
Website created by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The site is devoted to some frequently asked questions about rare books and their values.
Amistad Research Center
The Amistad Research Center is dedicated to preserving America's ethnic heritage by providing a home to the manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, books, periodicals and works of art that contain the history of peoples, of nations, of beliefs and dreams, of a past worth sharing with the future. (from the Amistad Website)
Literature and Life: The Givens Collection
The site for the Literature and Life program from Twin Cities Public Television.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Howard University's Moorland-Springarn Research Center is recognized as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. (from the MSRC Website)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. (from The Schomburg Website)
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Harsh Collection contains a wealth of precious documentation of the Black experience. The strength of the collection is concentrated in African American history in Illinois. (from the Harsh Collection's Website)
MystNoir: African-American Mysteries
MystNoir features mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels written by or featuring African-Americans. (from the MystNoir website)
Romance in Color
Romance in Color reviews both romance and inspirational novels by African-American authors.
Official website for the author and artist.
E. Ethelbert Miller
Official website of author E. Ethelbert Miller.