This online resource encompasses the contributions of a vast array of individuals from the black community who have achieved success in the arts, science, business, the military and in politics, as well as countless others throughout history including Africans in Colonial North America, the Rise of Jim Crow and the Black Power Movement.
A Collection that Captures a Variety of Sources from 500 to the Present
Drawing on multiple disciplines and assembled with the guidance of leading librarians, The African American Expereince covers the topic of African American history and its relation to U.S. history through published articles, essays, objects and artifacts, ideas and movements, images, documents and other historical and culturally-valuable sources. Organized by era, The African American Expereince is an invaluable research tool for the understanding of this important, complex and storied area of study.
The African American Expereince also includes an Analyze section which poses key questions aimed at stimulating critical thinking. This section takes the reader though an issue with special sections called Need to Know, Dilemma, Investigate and Doing More, considering such topics as "Was Reconstruction an unfinished revolution?" and "Should black America be considered a nation within a nation?"