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Research Black History Online

The Library of Congress' American Memory project has several collections that document the history of African-Americans.

Slaves in the Courts is a collection of the Library's primary source material (such as opinions, arguments and proceedings) and commentary primarily on the Dred Scott cases and "abolitionist activities of John Brown, John Quincy Adams, and William Lloyd Garrison."

The African American Odyssey is the website created for a 1998 exhibit at the Library. It has a summary of African American history and samples of some of the documents from the exhibit.

The Library of Congress has also digitized its collection of Fredrick Douglass papers.

The African American Experience in Ohio is a collection of digitized copies of items from the Ohio Historical Society and National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. View the curators' favorite items, such as manuscripts, photographs and Ohio newspapers here.

The Ohio Historical Society has also created an Underground Railroad scrapbook containing digital images of important documents, places and photographs from around Ohio.

The National Underground Freedom Center's web site offers information about this museum located in Cincinnati. Under the "Visit" tab, virtual tours of many exhibits are available.

The Seattle University School of Law has created an online exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. This exhibit is based upon a timeline beginning before Brown through the 2000s.