Monday, February 20, 2012

Featured Online Resource, African American History Month website from Library of Congress and National Archives

This week’s Featured Online Resource is the website, a joint website from the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and other agencies. The site contains links to online exhibits and collections available from these different government agencies. It also contains an online exhibit “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty” which looks at the lives of six of the slave families living at Monticello around the time of his drafting the Declaration of Independence.

The site also contains links to the Veterans History Project, “African Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles” and photos from the Harlem Renaissance.

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

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