United States – People & Places

African Americans

African American / Black History Month
African American Odyssey
Archives of an American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress. Some related collections include: Frederick Douglass Papers, Jackie Robinson, Born in Slavery, Slaves and the Courts.
Africans in America (1450-1865)
America’s journey through slavery is presented in four parts. For each era, you’ll find a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries, and a Teacher’s Guide.
American Black Journal
Interviews, round-table discussions, field-produced features and artistic performances featuring African Americans, many of who are among the nation’s most recognized and controversial figures, and provides the visual and audio context of key debates and discussions surrounding African American history, culture, and politics.
Awesome Storie: The Help
A tie-in for the book and movie features articles and video clips about the civil rights era.
Banished: American Ethnic Cleansings
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. A look at racial cleansing in America from the PBS show ‘Independent Lens’.
Basic Black
Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. Originally called Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color.
Biographies of Famous African Americans
Short biographies on dozens of African Americans, from InfoPlease.com.
Black Eurpoeans
Popular versions of history have all too often airbrushed out the contribution of non-Europeans to Western arts and sciences. …The figures featured in Black Europeans – Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, George Polgreen Bridgetower, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and John Archer – all have a mixed European and African ancestry.
Black Facts Online is the world’s largest FREE online database of Black History information..
Black History in the United States
Newsround looks back at some of the key moments from the USA’s long and difficult history of race relations. (BBC, June 2020)
Black History Mini Docs
This site offers short documentaries about African Americans past and present. Black History Mini Docs was created out of the need for society to recognize the contributions Black people have made throughout history.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The Black Past
TheBlackPast.org, an online reference center housed at the University of Washington, Seattle, makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Includes online encyclopedia, speeches, documents, digital archives, and more.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Famous Firsts by African Americans
The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America as well as many others.
Freedom Narratives
Freedom Narratives focuses on the enforced migration of “Atlantic Africans,” that is enslaved Africans in the Atlantic world during the era of the slave trade, through an examination of biographical accounts of individuals born in West Africa who were enslaved from the 16th to the 19th century.
History Channel: Black History
Topics honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural and political achievements.
The History Makers
Educational institution committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized, archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Archives: African American Research
The Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. This Smithsonian museum offers numerous online resources, including the May 2020 ‘Talking about Race’ interactive exhibit.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A selection of online exhibits and digitized primary sources from the New York Public Library.
The South’s Shocking Hidden History: Thousands of Blacks Forced Into Slavery Until WW2 (article)
The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up to the middle of the 20th century.
The Stone Center Library: UNC’s library for Black Culture & History
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Library’s collection gathers works on the African American experience, Africa, and the African Diaspora, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.
Thought.co: African American History
Discover the people and events that shaped African American history, from slavery and abolitionism to the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Exhibit about the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II from the National Park Service.

American Indians

American Indian Movement – AIM
Official website movement for Native American rights.
Americans, a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives.
Edward S. Curtis Collection
The collection includes a large number of individual or group portraits, as well as traditional and ceremonial dress, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, rites and ceremonies, dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenery. (historical)
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans
Find information about and resources for Native Americans. From USA.gov.
History.com: Native American Cultures
An overview from the History Channel.
Kayanerehkowa: The Great Law Of Peace
A look at the historic constitution of the Six Iroquois Nations.
Indian Country Today
The Nations’ Leading Native American Indian News Source.
Our mission is to provide you with quality news, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective.
Indigenous Peoples Literature
Very nice site about the art and literature not only of Native American tribes but of other indigeonous people around the world. Includes videos, art, music, poetry, and more.
Iroquois Confederacy
Links from a site about the history of Buffalo, NY. (historical)
National Congress of American Indians
Now serving as the major national tribal government organization, NCAI is positioned to monitor federal policy and coordinated efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests.
National American Indian Heritage Month
This month is dedicated to recognizing the intertribal cultures, the events and lifeways, the designs and achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
National Museum of the American Indian
This museum is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
Native American Heritage Collection
Take a fascinating look at Native American art, history, and culture as told through the historians, artists, students, and scientists in this featured resource collection. (PBS)
Native American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Native American Indian Heritage Month
A site about Native American life, past and present, from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Native Knowledge 360
Native Knowledge 360° provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history, cultures, and contemporary lives.
A map which shows which indigenous tribes lived in which lands in Canada, the U.S., and Australia, which languages were spoken, and which treaties were made about particular territories.
New York Times: Native Americans
News about Native Americans, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
Introduction to the Iroquois Confederacy of the Northeast.
The Ways
The Ways is an ongoing series of stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes.

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Sports and Recreation

Other Places Nearby


20 Facts About U.S. Inequality that Everyone Should Know
From The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, 20 charts highlighting various aspects of income inequality, poverty, and wealth distribution in the United States.
The official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Budget of the United States Government
From the Government Printing Office, both current and historical budgets and explanatory documents.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS: Economy at a Glance
Indices, statistics, demographics, and links relating to labor and the economy.
Congressional Budget Office
Independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year.
EconomPic Data
Economic information shown in the form of charts to aid comprehension.
Economic data, indexes, prices, stocks, and more for the U.S. and the world.
New York Times blog about the economy and the economics of everyday life.
Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. Site includes news, policy, regulations, information for consumers, and more.
A free, searchable database of federal government spending. … open and accessible tool for citizens to find out where federal money goes and who gets it is long overdue.
Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Financial Graph & Art
Large displays of financial markets for purchase as wall charts, but including some free items such as A Visual History of the Federal Reserve System
Gross National Debt
Information on the national debt, what it is, history over the last few decades, and ‘clocks’ showing the current amounts.
Living Wage Calculator
A tool to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
New York Times: The United States Economy
An overview with links to many Times articles on the economy and finance.
Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going.
U.S. Monetary Policy: An Introduction
This site provides an introduction to U.S. monetary policy as it is currently conducted by answering a series of questions… From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
U.S. Treasury: Education
Articles, fact sheets, news, and links to other U.S. government sites.
A Visual History of the Federal Reserve System
A history of the Federal Reserve in .pdf format.
Washington Budget Report
A non-partisan, plain English analysis of budget, appropriations, and tax issues, as well as efforts to address the looming fiscal crisis from the Concord Coalition.
White House: The President’s Budget
A look at the current (proposed) budget, viewable either as a single document or as multiple short ones by topic.
Wikipedia: Economy of the United States
Wikipedia: Economic History of the United States
Articles from the online encyclopedia.

Hispanic Americans

Calisphere: California Cultures
Discover over one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Why Sept. 15?
It seems a bit strange that in contrast to all the other “heritage” celebrations and recognitions, the one for Hispanic Americans starts in the middle of the month – September 15 to be exact. That selection, however, has profound roots in Hispanic history.
Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month
Information and statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Hispanic Americans in Congress
Biographies of Hispanic Amricans in Congress From 1822 through 2012.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Information and statistics about Hispanic Americans from online almanac and reference tool InfoPlease.
Hispanic vs Latino
A discussion of the separate meanings of the terms ‘Hispanic’ and ‘Latino’.
History.com: Cinco de Mayo
Discusses the history of Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.
An online journal of art and culture.
Latino Cultures in the U.S.
Discover the contributions and experiences of Latinos in the United States via Google Arts & Culture.
Library of Congress: Hispanic Reading Room
The primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage…
Mexconnect is an electronic magazine devoted to providing quality information about Mexico, and promoting Mexico to the world. The magazine is supported by a searchable and cross-indexed database of over 4,000 articles and 350 photo galleries of over 3500 photographs.
National Geographic: Hispanic Heritage Month
National Geographic joins communities across South, Central, and North America to celebrate the history, contributions, influence, and accomplishments of Latinx, Latina, Latino, and Hispanic people who have enriched the United States. Includes articles, pictures, videos, and activities.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Documents, images, audio, and video materials from the Library of Congress for paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
Our American Heritage
The leading alternative history site that presents the facts and human stories of the Spanish and Latin Americans in the United States of America. This site is dedicated to presenting the contribution of the Spanish and Latin Americans to the 18th Century North American Revolutionary War.
PBS: Hispanic Heritage Month
Videos about the Latino American experience, exploring biographies, arts, issues, Latino broadcasting, and more.
Pew Research: Hispanic Trends
A nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.
Poets.org: Hispanic Heritage Month
A selection of poems, essays, and multimedia features, including videos of the first Latino poet laureate of the United States….
Smithsonian Latino Center
We celebrate Latino culture, spirit, and achievement in America with exhibits, programs, galleries, and collections.
USA.gov en Español
Página principal del portal oficial del Gobierno de EE. UU.


General and Miscellaneous Holidays

Christmas and Advent

Easter and Lent


Jewish Holidays

Memorial Day


Veterans Day

Immigration, Migrants, and Refugees

Citizenship test: Can you pass the test those applying for US citizenship have to pass?
United States Citizenship Test: Would you be able to pass it?
Take a sample test and see how well you can do.
Constitutional Rights Foundation: Educating About Immigration
Links and lessons following the history of immigration in the U.S., with current news, legislation, immigrant stories, and more.
Ellis Island
History of Ellis Island, passengers, geneology resources, timelines, and more.
Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017
Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States from Pew Research. (June 2019)
FAIR: Federation for American Immigration Reform
A national, nonprofit, public-interest, membership organization of concerned citizens … FAIR seeks to improve border security, to stop illegal immigration, and to promote immigration levels consistent with the national interest.
First Days Project
The First Days Project shares … stories of immigrants’ first days in the United States.
Google News: Immigration / Migrants / Refugees
Keep up with the latest news stories.
Human Rights Watch: Migrants
Human Rights Watch investigates rights violations arising when countries try to contain or divert the migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers at or within their borders, by placing adults and children in overcrowded and filthy detention centers, sometimes indefinitely.
Human Rights Watch: Refugees
Human Rights Watch’s Refugee Rights Program defends the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people worldwide. Includes reports, fact sheets, videos, and news.
The Immigrant Visa Process
Information from the U.S. Department of State.
Immigration Syllabus
Essential topics, readings, and multimedia that provide historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship.
The New Americans
Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century. From PBS.
NY Times: Immigration and Emigration
News about Immigration and Emigration, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Opposing Viewpoints: Emmigration and Immigration
News, viewpoints, statistics, videos, primary sources, images, and articles. (SCC students, check with librarian for password.)
ProCon: Immigration
ProCon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that presents research, studies, and pro and con statements on questions related to controversial issues, including illegal immigration in the United States.
ProPublica: Immigration
Articles from ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.
Refugee Flow
Refugee Flow gathers data from multiple reliable sources to construct a compelling account on how persons become refugees. This project examines one of the direct fundamental causes of the global refugee crisis, the collapse of order and stability in todays international landscape
Thought.co: Immigration Facts and Resources
Use these resources to find important information about immigration policy, immigration reform, and learn more about the American visa and green card process.
Two Centuries of U.S. Immigration Visualized
Graphical representation of U.S. immigration patterns from 1820 through the present.
U.N.: Refugees and Migrants
Articles, news, and resources from the U.N.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Materials on immigration, guides for new immigrants, forms, rules, laws, and other information.
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Our Mission [is] To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
News, infomation, fact sheets, photo gallery, videos, and more. Includes handy fact sheet on Border Wait Times for entering the U.S. via Canada or Mexico.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
A government agency for identifying criminal activities and eliminating vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation’s borders, as well as enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
What Part of Legal Immigration Don’t You Understand?
Chart from Reason magazine showing the paths to legal immigration, plus the associated requirements and time involved.

New York State

African-American History of Western NY
An ongoing project to study the historical presence of Blacks in Buffalo, Rochester, Jamestown, Syracuse, Geneva, Ithaca, Corning, Niagara Falls, Canandaigua, Fredonia, and, in general, western New York State from 1700 to 2000.
History of Buffalo, New York
A not for profit internet site dedicated to preserving Buffalo and Western New York’s Heritage.
I Love New York
The official New York State Tourism Website.
New York Heritage
NewYorkHeritage.org is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in the Empire State’s history. … NewYorkHeritage.org brings together freely accessible digital collections from libraries, museums and archives from all over the state.
New York Map Collection
From Geology.com, maps showing counties, major roads, and terrain.
New York State
Official site of New York state, with links to New York government sites and other resources.
New York State Archives
A program of the State Education Department.
New York State Canal System
Site includes both current and historical information about these historic waterways.
New York State FAQ
From the New York State Library, answers to common questions about New York State government, including how to contact various agencies, where to find a copy of state laws, tax information, and more.
New York State Government
New York State Historic Newspapers
The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history. Includes over 4 million searchable pages.
New York State Law
New York State Museum
The Museum explores and expresses New York State’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present. Includes a section on the New York State History Month.
Slavery in New York
An examination of slavery in New York from the beginnings of the colony to the abolishion of slavery in New York in 1827.
The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Ellis Island is the symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience. Use our Free Search to find your immigrant ancestors arriving through the Port of New York at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Includes history, pictures, and other information.

States of the U.S.

50 States
Quick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information.
Brookings: US States and Territories
Articles and information from The Brookings Institution, a a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.
Geology.com: United States Map and Satellite Image
Multiple maps of the US and its states. Includes county maps, road maps, satellite maps, and more.
Infoplease: U.S. States Maps & Stats
Facts, figures, and information from the online Infoplease almanac.
Many facts and information about the states of the U.S.
Seterra: The U.S.: 50 States – Map Quiz
Can you place all the states correctly?
The top political and policy news from all 50 states. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States.
More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. We also have thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.
The US50
The US50 has provided a world class website consisting of concise, important and meaningful information about each of the 50 states in our great country. The information serves many purposes for travelers, vacationers, businesses, students, associations and people throughout the world who are seeking to learn more about the states comprising the United States.
US States: Facts, Map and State Symbols
Basic information about each state, with maps, pictures of flags, state animals, trees, and other miscellanea.
USA.gov: State and Territorial Governments
Visit the government website for each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and associated states.


American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization which continue to offer veterans services to this day.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
The nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Library of Congress: Veterans’ History Project
The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service.
Operation Welcome Home, Maryland
Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home volunteers have greeted over 250 flights and more than 60,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. We invite you to come on out and help us welcome them home!
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Official site for U.S. Veterans’ Affairs.
Veterans Alliance Service Center
Never again worry about where to find the answers to veteran and military questions. Be it benefits, pay or dealing with the VA it’s all here at Vets.Com’s VASC.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Organization for veterans of foreign wars. There is also a VFW Foundation for those who wish to help support the VFW and veterans.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation’s history.


Celebrating Women’s Achievements in TV, Film and Sports
A timeline from the late 1800s through the present.
Census.gov: Women’s History Month
A “Facts for Features” selection from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution
From the Visualizing History site, an exhibit that highlights the achievements of women from the 1940s to the present. This exhibit explores the power and complexity of gender consciousness in modern American life.
Discovering Women’s History Online
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.
Gifts of Speech: Women’s Speeches from Around the World
Gifts of Speech is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world. Browse by name or year or search directly.
History.com: Women’s History Month
Information and program tie-ins for Women’s History Month from the History Channel.
Iconic Women of the Twentieth Century
A list with short descriptions from Biography.com.
InfoPlease: Women’s History Month
Facts, trivia, short biographies, and links to further resources within the InfoPlease site.
Internet Women’s History Sourcebook
Primary sources about women throughout the ages.
JSTOR: Women’s History Month: Editors’ Picks
Celebrate Women’s History Month all March with JSTOR Daily…. We hope you’ll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
National Women’s History Alliance
The National Women’s History Alliance formerly, the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion.
The Suppressed Histories Archive
This site aims to uncover the realities of women’s lives, internationally and across time, asking questions about patriarchy and slavery, conquest and aboriginality. Includes photos and video clips.
Thought.co: Women’s History
Articles, biographies, discussions, activities and other features in honor of Women’s History Month.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-1940
Organized around a collection of nearly 1000 primary documents, the Women and Social Movements website offers new ways for students, teachers, and scholars to study American History.
Women’s History Month.gov
A special collection from the Library of Congress.
Women in Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion
This report includes a discussion of the impact of women in Congress as well as historical information…
Women in the States
WPR’s Status of Women reports are a unique source of comprehensive information on women….. including demographics, economic security, education, reproductive rights, political participation, civic engagement, and access to health care and work supports.
Women In World History Curriculum
Interactive site full of information and resources about women’s experiences in world history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.
Women’s Studies / Women’s Issues Resource Site
Women’s Studies/Women’s Issues Resource Sites is a selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of web sites containing resources and information about women’s studies / women’s issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women’s studies program.
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