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AABD: African American Biographical Database
The African American Biographical Database brings together the biographies of thousands of African Americans. The initial content comes from Chadwyck-Healey's acclaimed Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950. Information is updated bimonthly. 

African American Odyssey
A virtual display that explores Black America's quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century.

Chronology of African American Literature
Listing of literature pertaining to and written by African Americans.

Facts on the Black/African American Population
From the U.S. Census Bureau. Covers the latest statistics, demographics, social and economic characteristics, and profile reports.

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American Memory
Sponsored by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., American Memory is a gateway to source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

Documenting the American South
Resources in history for the study of the history, literature, and culture of the American South. It is an indispensable resource for study of the Civil War and the Antebellum South, African-American history, and Southern literature.

The End of White Flight
As 'white flight' comes to an end, policymakers and community leaders talk about what this means for American cities.

How Willie Kathryn Suggs Changed the Harlem Real-Estate Market

In Thousands of Images, a Photographer Builds a History in Harlem [Free registration may be required]

Older Cities Hold On to More People, Census Shows [pdf]

Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
Explore the lives and administrations of twelve Presidents of the United States. Educators, bring the resources of the Presidential Libraries into the classroom with these educational activities.

Racial Balance Shifts as 'White Flight' Subsides [Real Player]

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. Through information and service, they seek to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and purpose.

Institute for Global Communications
The Institute for Global Communications has played a formative role in bringing advanced communication technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women's rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. encourages people from all walks of life to "fight hate and promote tolerance." A valuable resource for adults, teens, children, parents, and teachers.

Town Hall: Conservative News and Information is committed to informing, educating, and empowering the public by providing a platform for discuss to Internet users, conservative public policy organizations, congressional staff, and political activists. 

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CIA Factbook
The best government resource for statistics and cultural information for every country in the world.

Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources
The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world, provides electric access
to an abundance information that is of  international, cultural, and historic importance.

International Affairs: Your One Stop International Affairs Shop
Created by Oxford Analytica, a political and economic news analysis organization, this web site draws on the expertise of professors in more than 100 countries to provide timely analysis of breaking news. Information is organized by topics: politics, economics, social, international relations, industry; and geographically by region or country.

Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World
Database of extensive information on indigenous cultures around the world. The more than 4,000 listings can be accessed by geographic region or tribal name.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs
Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior,  this site hosts an array of pursuits by  Native Americans and the United States government.

Native American Public Telecommunications
Native American Public Telecommunications strives is to inform, educate and encourage awareness of tribal histories, cultures, and languages through the use of educational and public telecommunications programs and services.

Native American Times
The Native American Times is the largest independently owned Native American newspaper in America.

Native Wisconsin Home Page
Your reference to Native American Communities and events in Wisconsin. This website provides information about community events, cultural communication activities, accommodations, and attractions within the Great Lakes Intertribal Council Area.

Stereotypes of Native Americans
Learn how the Indian Head nickel, the Land o' Lakes Indian maiden and mascots of professional sports teams affect the people they represent.

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AFSCME Labor Links: Women's Resources
Sponsored by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees this web site offers information on women's rights in the workplace.

American Women Through Time
There are many resources that detail the contributions of women in American history, but this particular site does so in an organized and intelligent fashion.

Identity by Design: Tradition, Change and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses
Web exhibition from the National Museum of the American Indian pairs historic dresses with commentary and memories from contemporary Native American women designers, who work in traditional styles.

Women and Social Movements in the United States
This site is organized around a collection of almost 900 primary documents dealing with women and social movements.

WomenWatch: Feature on Women with Disabilities
Millions of women around the world live with disabilities, and this site from the United Nations’ Women Watch initiative provides information on this particular group of individuals.!
An incredibly comprehensive site with more than 20,000 links to all things related to women.

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