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African American History

When searching Keene-Link use these subject headings:

African Americans



When browsing the Keene Public Library shelves use these Dewey numbers:

305.896 Africans and people of African descent

973 General United States history

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Atlases, & Specific Subject References:

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. Life upon these shores : looking at African American history 1513-2008.. Knopf, c2011.

General Titles:

Lester, Julius. From Slave Ship to Freedom Road. Dial Books, c1998.

Patrick-Wexler, Diane. The New York Public Library Amazing African American History: A Book of Answers for Kids. John Wiley, c1998.

Recommended Web Resources:

Great Black Heroes -Brief biographical sketches of several key figures in African American history.

Afro-American History -The record of a race of indomitable people surviving the Diaspora.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences -Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

Historical Text Archive -A list of Internet links on the African-American experience divided by State and Region; People; Military; Slavery; and Arts & Entertainment.

Internet African American History Challenge -"The Internet African American History Challange is an interactive quiz that helps you sharpen your knowledge of African American History".