Who We Are
Arts, Culture, Family & Religion
Expressions of culture, family and religion form the core of the African American experience in America.
Demanding Equal Rights
Learn more about African American's struggles for civil rights from America's origins to the modern Civil Rights movement.
Back in Business
Economy & Industry
African Americans transformed the economic world, started businesses and industries, and left their mark.
Leading the Way
Education & Schools
Explore textbook examples of African Americans overcoming racism by founding their own schools and desegregating public schools.
Righting the Original Wrong
Enslavement & Abolition
Learn about the enslavement of African Americans and the efforts of those who struggled for generations to abolish this "lamentable" evil.
Proud to Serve
African American Military Heritage
African Americans have served with distinction in the American military since its founding, despite overwhelming racism and challenges.
Exploring the world around them
Science, Technology & Invention
Explore the lives of those who looked at the world around them and saw something new!
Discover the national parks that share the remarkable lives of African American women who shaped history.
Last updated: January 29, 2019