Biographical information of contemporary & historical figures.
Includes family histories, local histories, and primary sources in full images.
Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP
A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).
Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.
A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History offers specialized reference and archival collections for the study and research of Black culture.
Internet resources from the library at the University of Washington.
Showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress.
University of Detroit Mercy Black Abolitionists Archive. Search by name, orgainization, subject or date.
Based in mid-America, this archive site can be browsed or searched.
Links and information provided by Infoplease.
Resources exploring black history in Michigan.
List of African American patent holders, individual biographies of African American inventors and much more.
Archival collection and research museum chronicling the African American experience West of the Mississippi River.
Thurgood Marshall Law Library's complete electronic record of United States Commission on Civil Rights publications held in the Library's collection and available on the USCCR Web site.
Provides background information, a photograph and a map for each site.
Information on both state and local levels for NAACP interests.
Exhibits and events.
Learn more about Kwanzaa, a celebration of community, culture and family.
A national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.
Uses current advances in science and genetic technology to provide a bridge to the past for people of African descent searching to identify their ancestral homeland.
Provides resources, leadership, promotion, and advocacy for the mutual development and use of a system of genealogy for researching African related ancestry.
Strives to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information.
Web resources for African American genealogy. A useful place to start, also includes a list of appropriate societies.
A - Z listing of authors from the African American Literature Book Club.
Lists includes poets, cartoonists, children & young adults, romance, mystery, science fiction, classic and general fiction. Check KPL's catalog to see if we have any of these authors in our collection.
An online portal to contemporary African American literature that includes a searchable database powered by bookstores, author profiles, writers resources, bestsellers book reviews, discussion boards, literary events, chat room, and newsletter.
This is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers.A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women writers before 1920.
Online version of the magazine. Includes reviews, author sightings and signings
World's largest African American selection of DVD's, videos, books and more.
QBR is a book review exclusively dedicated to books about the Africana experience.