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African American Sports


Black Fives Foundation
Includes information about their present-day initiatives to preserve the legacy of an all-Black organized basketball tradition that predated the integration of the NBA.Offers profiles of Black Fives teams, players, and other associates; pictures of venues; and several exhibitions (e.g. Early Basketball, Semi-Pro Opportunities, Depression Era, and Racial Integration).
By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s 1960s
"Commemorates [Robinson's] achievements and describes some aspects of the color line's development and the Negro leagues". Items of  this exhibit (e.g. essays, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and books) are nestled--to browse, begin at a main tab, "Collection Items" or "Articles and Essays".
MLB.com - Negro Leagues Legacy
Features many videos provided by MLB Productions and Kansas State University, as well as news articles and brief team histories.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum eMuseum
Includes Teacher Resources; Negro Leagues History (timeline, narratives, team and personal profiles); a Research Library section (multimedia archive of oral interview clips browsable by subject or person interviewed, photo archive of teams, players, and owners, and research resources for further study).
The History Makers: the Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection
SportsMakers section includes brief biographical portraits and clips of interviews of persons in the fields of baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, television, track and field, chess, etc. Paid members gain access to full length video clips among other benefits.
zinio- eMagazines
Offers digital copies (current and archived) of mainstream magazines (e.g. ESPN, SLAM) that cover African American athletes. Free, however, an initial registration is required (library card account number will be needed).


African-American Athletes

African-American Athletes 
Aaseng, Nathan

Each entry in the source  provides an  enlightening biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by a for 'Further Reading' list
Call Number: GV697 .A1 A196
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African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library