AAHISTORYK12.COM is a unique website that provides students, teachers, and lifelong learners with links to a variety of online resources that focus on African and African American history and culture.  Explore and share these links and resources on this site with friends.

Slavery to Mass Incarceration is part of the Equal Justice Initiative's Racial Justice project, which explores racial history and uses innovative teaching tools to deepen our understanding of the legacy of racial injustice.

America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you'll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher's Guide.

This PBS series chronicled the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today—when America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.


In this site from Teacher Serve at the National Humanities Center contains excellent essays, bibliographies and lesson plan resources on African American history from 1619 to the present.

African American Lives was a PBS television miniseries focusing on the ancestral lineages of eight prominent African-American guests; Quincy Jones, Mae Jemison, Chris Tucker, T. D. Jakes, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Carson, and Oprah Winfrey.


In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America by focusing on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds.

Lowcountry Africana is entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida,

Black in Latin America is a quest to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a focus on the African presence in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent having helped more than 150,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree.


Unchained Memories is a 2003 documentary film about the stories of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project. This HBO film is a compilation of slave narratives, narrated by actors, emulating the original conversation with the interviewer.