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HIS 221 - African-American History: Home

This course covers African-American history from the Colonial period to the present. Topics include African origins, the slave trade, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement, and contributions of African Americans.

Slideshow from AAHC

Navigate the virtual exhibit by using the arrows on the slide above.

If your instructor is giving you credit for taking the online quiz, access it from the button below.

Visit the Oasis Spaces page from the African-American Heritage Commission for information about the exhibit and the history about the Green Book in North Carolina.

Visit the New York Public Library digitalized Green Book collection and map exhibit.

Visit the Smithsonian's Virtual Exhibit here explaining the role of the Green Book and Esso gas stations. 


Resources for the Green Book exhibit from the Library

Streaming Video for Black History



Banner for Kanopy's Black History collection 2023King in the Wilderness

Black Church from PBS

For more streaming video, try these databases.

Books about the Black American Experience

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book cover the other black girl
1619 Project
african American Poetry
All American Boys
Cover from Black Voices from Reconstruction
Cover of the Harlem Shuffle
Sweetness of Water
All Boys Aren't Blue
Cover of Love Songs of WEB DuBois
Civil Rights Movement
Stamped from the Beginning
On Juneteenth
Carolina Built


Digital Library on American Slavery

The Digital Library on American Slavery is a project based at UNCG and focused on making primary sources about American Slavery accessible to all. The newest searchable database from this project is People Not Property and can accessed here.

People not Property slave deeds

Green Book Information

What was the Green Book and Oasis Spaces?

The Negro Motorist Green Book, later known as The Negro Traveler’s Green Book in 1952, and the Travelers’ Green Book in 1960, was a travel guide published between 1936 and 1966 that listed hotels, service stations, restaurants, and other places where African American travelers were welcomed. It was created by Victor Hugo Green, a postal worker from Harlem, New York City. Though the first edition focused on places welcoming of African Americans in New York City and its surrounding areas, it grew to cover the United States and even international destinations.

Old service station


Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at

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