Famous African Americans


General Research Sites for African Americas

Fact Monster: Famous African Americans - Alphabetical list.  Find your person and click on their name.

Enchanted Learning: Bios of African Americans in History - Alphabetical list of short biographies.

Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History - Alphabetical list of Famous African Americans.

Encyclopedia Of Prominent African Americans - Alphabetical list


Richard Allen

African American World

Africans in America

The African American Registry


Maya Angelou

Houghton Mifflin: Meet the Author

African American World

The African American Registry


Louis Armstrong

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

PBS Jazz Greats

African American World

The African American Registry


Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker Essay

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry

History of Milford School District's Benjamin Banneker Elementary School


Mary McLeod Bethune

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

Women in History

National Women's Hall of Fame

The African American Registry


Cab Calloway

African American World

The African American Registry

Home to Harlem

History of Delaware's Cab Calloway School of the Arts


Ray Charles

PBS: American Masters

The African American Registry

Ray Charles Biography


Frederick Douglas

America's Story

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry


W.E.B. Du Bois

America's Story

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry


Paul Laurence Dunbar

African American World

The African American Registry

The Life of Paul L. Dunbar

History Of CR including the Paul L Dunbar School


Langston Hughes

America's LIbrary

Time for Kids

African American World

The African American Registry


Jesse Jackson

African American World

The History Makers

The African American Registry


Thurgood Marshall

Time for Kids

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry


General Colin Powell

Scholastic

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry


Condolezza Rice

Time for Kids

InfoPlease

The African American Registry


Sojourner Truth

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

MSN Encarta Encyclopedia

African American World

The African American Registry


Nat Turner

African American World

Reference.com

The African American Registry


Booker T Washington

Booker Goes to School - Book opens in a new window.  Close the window to return to this page.

Harcourt Multimedia Biographies

African American World

The African American Registry


 

Extras

African American World for Kids - Activities for kids regarding African Americans.

Time for Kids: Black History Month -  Interactive information.

Interactive Timeline - Click on the year to read about the people and the events taking place at that time.

Culture and Change - Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history.