African American History

Other Organizations and Resources



Newest Resources:

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society: Montgomery County

Historic Montgomery County Cemeteries and Cemetery Inventory


Montgomery County, Maryland:
Boyds Historical Society
Button Farm Living History Center
County Cable Montgomery: Black History in Montgomery County
Enoch Pratt Free Library: Mapping the African American Experience in Maryland: Montgomery County
Heritage Montgomery: Historic African American Communities
Josiah Henson Park
Lincoln Park History Project
The Menare Foundation (Underground Railroad Preservation)
Montgomery Community Media: Black History Month News
Montgomery County Public Libraries: African American History
Montgomery County’s Locally Designated Historic African American Sites and Places
Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park
Peerless Rockville: Looking Back at Rockville’s African American Heritage
Rockville’s African American Heritage Walking Tour
Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery
Sugarland Ethno History Project
Underground Railroad Experience Trail Hikes
Visit Montgomery: Black History Month
Warren Historic Site (Martinsburg African American Community)


The Baltimore Sun: Notable Maryland African-Americans
Enoch Pratt Free Library: African American Department
Enoch Pratt Free Library: Views of African American Life in Maryland (Photo Collection)
The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
Maryland Historical Society: Guide to African American Sources
Maryland State Archives: African American Resources
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
Prince George’s County Planning Department: African-American Historic and Cultural Resources in
Prince George’s County, Maryland
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture
University of Maryland: Black History Tour
Visit Prince George’s County: African American History


Association for the Study of African American Life and History Research Guides and Websites: African American History
Family Search: African American Genealogy Records
Library of Congress: African American Genealogy Resources
Library of Congress: African American Sites in the Digital Collections
National Archives: African American Heritage
National Archives: Black History Resources
National Education Association: Black History Month Lessons & Resources
National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Park Service: African American Heritage
Smithsonian Magazine: Articles tagged as African American History
U.S. Department of Defense: African American History in the Defense Department