African American Contributions - Preserving Black History One Story at a Time
African American Contributions - Preserving Black History One Story at a Time

Resources for Researching Black History and the African American Contribution to United States History

Local Information
The Sotterley Plantation - restored, original slave cabin available for tours
Mathias de Sousa - first known African American in Southern Maryland
Point Lookout - Former Civil War Prisoner-of-War Camp
St. Mary's Business, Education and Community Alliance, Inc (BECA) - Application for several local scholarships
St. Mary's County NAACP Branch #7025

General Information
African American Environmentalist Association - dedicated to increasing African American participation in the environmental movement (Thanks, Samantha!)
Black History Timeline - informative timeline with historic tidbits beginning with the arrival of the first African slaves in the U.S.
Brown vs. the Board of Education
Coming to the Table - a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery
Lawson State Community College - A Salute to Black History
Martin Delany - Pittsburgh doctor who saw the city through the cholera epidemic of 1854
Milestones in Black History - a chronological list of many events that shaped black history (Thanks, Abby!)
NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline - learning tool with links to educational resources that reveal shared history through the written word, interviews, pictures & film
The Slave Dwelling Project - the people who lived in these structures are not a footnote in American history - Great compilation of African American History Sites
United States Colored Troops - more information on Wikipedia

USCT - United States Colored Troops
The Battle of New Market Heights by James S. PriceBattle of New Market Heights: USCT Soldiers Proved Their Heroism
USCT Medal of Honor Recipients - In the early morning hours of September 29, 1864, black troops, or United States Colored Troops (USCTs for short) charged the Rebel works at New Market Heights, VA. For their valor in this engagement, 14 USCTs received the Medal of Honor. This is the story of these men and the fateful morning of September 29, 1864.
National Archives - Teaching With Documents: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War Preserving the Legacy of the United States Colored Troops - By Budge Weidman
How Many Black Union Soldiers Won the Medal of Honor?
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
USCT and Commissioned Officers of African American Descent
8th United States Colored Troops
102nd USCT Co. B - Black History Group
Pennsylvania Grand Review - As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Pennsylvania invited travelers to Harrisburg last November to participate in a story largely unknown to most Americans – the Pennsylvania Grand Review.  The Grand Review served as a commemoration to the November 1865 event of the same name, organized by the women of Harrisburg. It was meant to honor the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) from 25 states who were not permitted to participate in the Grand Review of the Armies, a military procession and celebration held May 23-24, 1865 in Washington, D.C., following the end of the Civil War.
List of Monuments to the United States Colored Troops
USCT Network
History of 73rd USCT - First Black Troop to be Mustered into the Union Army
22nd USCT New Jersey Brigade
13th United States Colored Troops Living History Association
North Carolina USCT
Pennsylvania USCT
Missouri State Archives - History of United States Colored Troops
3rd US Colored Infantry
6th Regiment Infantry USCT
Co. F 29th Regiment USCT
South Carolina USCT

Mary Somerville - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions  

Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions • PO Box 1457 • Lexington Park, MD 20653 •

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