KNX1070: LA Controller Releases Online Map Identifying Historic African American Sites. “The map, titled ‘African American Heritage Across Los Angeles,’ showcases 28 places, monuments and institutions that are recognized as culturally or historically significant to the development of the city’s black community, [Ron] Galperin said.”
Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog: Celebrating Black History Month – FREE Online Resources for African-American Research. “In honor of Black History month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History Collection available for free through the end of February! Their collection includes over a millions records spanning the Civil War era through the Civil Rights Movement.” There are a bunch of Illinois-specific links here too.
Genealogy’s Star: Selected Resources for Black History and Black History Month. “In conjunction with Black History Month here in the United States, I thought it might be interesting to list a number of resources for researching African American History and particularly Family History. I hope you find this list useful and interesting. By the way, many of the websites listed have links to even more resources.” Not annotated, but a great starting point.
Plaquemine Post South: Louisiana’s African-American History now available online. “From segregation to civil rights and celebrities to sermons, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s long-running series Folks (1981-1990) covered it all. Now 210 episodes of the minority affairs series are available for streaming. There is no cost to watch the programs, which featured an in-depth look at a wide variety of social issues that impacted minority communities in Louisiana in the 1980s.”
Black Enterprise: Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Donates $1 Million to Preserve an Oral Archive of Black History. “In honor of the preservation and legacy of black excellence, Ursula Burns, the first black woman to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, donated $1 million to The HistoryMakers, a video oral history archive that collects the stories of extraordinary African Americans.”
WTOP: New digital project lays bare history of slavery around the White House. “A new website initiative launched this week by the White House Historical Association takes an in-depth look into slavery around the nation’s capital. ‘Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood’ offers a comprehensive timeline and abundant resources on the enslaved people who built, worked for and lived around the White House.”
Library of Congress: Crowdsourcing Project Launches Campaign to Transcribe Rosa Parks’ Papers and Reveal the Woman Behind the Legend. “By the People, the Library of Congress’ crowdsourced transcription project powered by volunteers across the country is launching a campaign to transcribe Rosa Parks’ personal papers to make them more searchable and accessible online, including many items featured in the exhibition, ‘Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,’ starting [February 4], the 107th anniversary of her birth.”