America's journey from the era of chattel enslavement to the Civil Rights Movement is presented as a time-line of resources on this website from the Library of Congress. The site includes primary source materials, documents, stories, biographies, and Teacher Resources.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave. After the Civil War, Washington became the first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, he became the most influential African American of his era.
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is widely recognized as a significant figure: for his pursuit of social justice, for his literary imagination, and for his pioneering scholarly research. He is read with profit today in the academic fields of sociology, literature, and history.
The IN MOTION: GREAT MIGRATION webpage explores multiple dimensions of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural South to Northern cities. The Great Migration stands as the largest internal movement of people in the history of the United States.
The Exhibit of American Negroes was a sociological display within the Palace of Social Economy at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. The goal of the exhibition was to demonstrate progress and commemorate the lives of African Americans at the turn of the century.