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African American Student Services

African American Student Services
Jimmy Hart, Director | 1302 S. Avenida Vega, Rm 27 (at Palo Verde Magnet HS), Tucson, AZ 85710 | Phone: (520) 584-7500 | Fax: (520) 584-7502 | Email Us

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Web Resources

Art, History & Culture

Black History Month

Brown v. Board of Education

Civil Rights



March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Military Service



  • African American Odyssey
    This Library of Congress site showcases the library's collection of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, musical scores, plays, films and recordings related to the African American experience.
  • African American Perspectives
    A review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
  • African Studies Guide
    Online Africa resources for the classroom research and study.
  • "I Will Be Heard" - Abolitionism in America
    The site features rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865.
  • In Motion: The African American Migration Experience
    Learn about thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation.
  • The Internet African-American History Challenge
    Features illustrated biographical sketches of 12 notable 19th-century African Americans.
  • PBS: Africans in America
    The Web site chronicles the history of racial slavery in the United States -- from the start of the Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century to the end of the American Civil War in 1865. The Teacher's Guide provides a context for teachers and students to use the Web in and out of the classroom.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    For secondary teachers who are looking for informational texts or multiple perspectives on historic events, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library division within the New York Public Library, which offers links to several databases of African American literature, biographies and resources.

Rosa Parks

  • My Story: Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks, "The Mother of the Modern-day Civil Rights Movement," describes her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helps students understand the importance of every individual citizen in a democracy. Read through her story and then express how you would feel if you were in her situation.
  • Rosa Parks Bus
    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home. On this bus, she initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.

Slavery & Abolition

Underground Railroad

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