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Black History  

for use with Team United's Black History project
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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JJHS Databases

  • AP Images
    Photographic images from the Associated Press archives. Download and use for presentations and educational documents.
  • Biography Reference Center
    9000+ biographies of notable people, including artists, athletes, inventors, musicians, presidents, scientists, world leaders.
  • Grolier Online  
    Access to reference resources plus world newspapers, interactive maps, and multimedia content like digital images and video.
  • Lincoln Library FactCite
    Online version of six encyclopedias from Lincoln Library Press: Greek & Roman Mythology, Sports Champions, Shapers of Society, American History, Biographies, Essential Information, and the American Civil War.
  • NetTrekker
    Educator-selected online resources, including audio, video, interactive media, and primary source documents.
  • Novelist Plus
    Author biographies, book discussions guides, award winners, recommended reads, featured articles, read-alikes and more.
  • SIRS Decades
    Features 5,000+ hand-selected primary and secondary source articles that highlight key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America.
  • Student Research Center
    User-friendly interface searchs newspaper, magazine, journal and primary source databses, including MAS Ultra. Includes Lexile reading levels for some articles.
  • World Book Online
    Student-friendly encyclopedia for general reference research.

A to Z Topic Ideas

54th Regiment Gwendolyn Brooks Nat Turner
Abolitionist Halle Berry Negro Leagues
Alex Haley Harlem Hell Fighters Nelson Mandela
Althea Gibson Harlem Renaissance North Carolina
Art Harriet Tubman Oprah Winfrey
Arthur A. Schomberg Hip Hop Oscars firsts
Aunt Clara Brown I have A Dream Speech Paul Laurence Dunbar
Barak Obama Ida B. Wells Phyllis Wheatley
Bayard Rustin Inventors Poets
Benjamin Baneker Jackie Robinson Quakers
Birmingham, Alabama James Meredith Quilts
Black Panther Movement Jazz Ragtime
Booker T. Washington Jesse Owens Rap
Brown vs. Board of Education Jim Crow Laws Ray Charles
Bus Boycott Joe Louis Reconstruction
Charles Drew John Coltrane Richard Allen
Charles White John Henry Richard Wright (writer)
Church Bombing John Lewis Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Movement Ku Klux Klan Roy Wilkins
Civil Rights Songs Langston Hughes Ruby Bridges
Claudette Colvin Lena Horne Scientists
Colin Powell Leroy "Satchel" Paige  Selma, Alabama
Cowboys Little Rock Arkansas Separate but Equal
Daisy Bates Louis Armstrong Sharecropper
Dance  Madame C. J.Walker Sidney Poitier
Denzel Washington Mae C. Jamison Sit-ins
Desegregation Magicians Slavery
Diaspora Malocolm X Sojourner Truth
Dorothy Dandridge Mamie Johnson Solomon Northrup
Dred Scott March on Washington Songs
Ella Fitzgerald Marcus Garvey SpikeLee
Emancipation Proclamation Marian Anderson Stokeley Carmichael
Emmitt Till Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood Marshall
Filmmakers Mary Church Terrell Toni Morrison
Folktales Mary Mc Leod Bethune (education) Tuskegee Airmen
Fred Shuttlesworth Maya Angelou Underground Railroad
Frederick Douglass Medgar Evans Voting Rights
Freedom Riders Miles Davis W.E.B. Du Bois
Garrett Morgan Montgomery Bus Boycott Walter Dean Myers
George Washington Carver Motown music Wilma Rudolph
Ghetto Cowboys Muhammad Ali Writers
Great Migration Music Wynton Marsalis
Gregory Hines NAACP Zora Neal Hurston

Featured Books

The links for these books only work in school.  If you're at home and you want to find out more about a title, use the "From Home" catalog link above and search for the book that way.

Cover Art
Black and White - Larry Dane Brimner
Call Number: 910.452 BRE
ISBN: 9781590787663
Publication Date: 2011-11-01

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Heart and Soul - Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Call Number: 973.04 NEL
ISBN: 9780061730740
Publication Date: 2011-09-27

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Little Rock Girl 1957 - Shelley Tougas
Call Number: 379.2 TOU
ISBN: 0756544408
Publication Date: 2011-07-01

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Roots and Blues - Arnold Adoff; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811 DO
ISBN: 9780547235547
Publication Date: 2011-01-03

JJHS Online Catalog

See what books we have on your topic by searching the list created for you in Alexandria. Look in "Reading Ideas" from the Explore section of the Researcher homepage and look for Black History.  Or, simply enter your topic in the search box; be sure to sort by call number to put the nonfiction books on top.

Research Tools

Here are some tools to help you with your Works Cited.  Be sure to ask for help if you're unsure of how to categorize what you're citing or where to find the information you need.

  • EasyBib
    Online citation generator. You can create your own login in order to be able to access citation projects from different computers.
  • A+ Manual from NNHS
    This is North's manual for research papers that you'll be expected to follow in high school. Check here for further clarification of how to cite your sources.

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