The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) supports African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. Select the link for DIGITAL SCHOMBURG for online exhibits with resources useful for classrooms.

Africa Access Review provides annotations and scholarly reviews of children's and young adult books that focus on Africa. More than 100 African Studies scholars are members of our review team.


The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States,

The Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University strives to make a vital contribution to the understanding of slavery and its role in the development of the modern world.

The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University supports research on the history and culture of people of African descent the world over and provides a forum for collaboration and the ongoing exchange of ideas.

The National Resource Center (NRC) Program of the U.S. Department of Education provides funding grants to American universities to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language.

Useful links for educators from Ithaca College's WISE Center Working to Improve Schools and Education on African-American Experience and Issues of Race and Racism in U.S. Schools

African American participation in the American political system reaches back to the 1700s. This interactive site from the NYPL's Schomburg Center in Harlem provides essays, images, audio, video and lesson resources on Black Political Participation in the past and present.


Useful links for educators from Ithaca College's WISE Center Working to Improve Schools and Education on Hip-Hop, Popular Music and Education.