"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

African-American Perspectives
This collection of three pamphlets viewable online records historical events from 1852-1925 which are of particular significance to African-Americans; site is maintained by the Library of Congress.

African Flags
Click on the name of each African country to view its flag. Use a globe or world map to locate each country.

Civil Rights Timeline
The Seattle Time chronicles the civil rights movement from Brown v. Board of Education (1954) through the Rodney King incident (1992); this is a good resource for anyone beginning a study of the civil rights movement.

Dr. King Timeline
This site, based on the drawing of kindergarten through second grade students, illustrates the life of Dr. King from his birth to his assassination. Click on each thumbnail drawing for an enlargement and statement summarizing the event which it depicts.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Life magazine's tribute includes both pictures of Dr. King and excerpts from his writings.

National Civil Rights Museum Virtual Tour
Visit this site to re-live the civil rights movement from Brown v. Board of Education to the present day; tour is presented in pictures and text

The Tuskegee Tragedy
Pacific Bell briefly outlines the Tuskegee Tragedy in which the Department of Health knowingly conducted deadly medical experiments on 399 African-American men in the 1930s, guides students to related sites for multiple perspectives, then directs students through the critical thinking process, encouraging them to compare this tragedy to other areas of government intervention. Warning: This site is intended for mature teens and adults. Although Pacific Bell has presented this topic as tactfully as possible, it addresses a subject that is not intended for young viewers. I have included it in this list of links after much consideration because it is one of the best sites I have found for developing critical thinking skills.

UGA African American Studies
This site provides biographical sketches of African-Americans from the 1700s to the present day who played a key part in American history. Although each life is reduced to a view paragraphs, this site effectively whets students' appetites for additional research.

Up From Slavery
Complete text of Booker T. Washington's classic work is available online. This would be good reading for any family and is a must-read for high schoolers! *Home-schoolers will be especially interested in Washington's account of teaching himself how to read  using a worn copy of Webster's Blue-Backed Speller.

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