Cascade Middle School: Mr. Curfew’s Project on Famous African Americans
Library Online Resources
In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources
check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including
Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search
or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering
Enter the name of your famous African American into the search box of either of
these resources to retrieve encyclopedia articles, images, and more! Biography
in Context is an excellent place to start finding information.
African American Firsts
Learn about groundbreaking African Americans.
Enter your topic’s name in the search and find articles.
Black History Month: biographies from Gale
Gale provides excellent resources on prominent African Americans.
Factmonster.com: Notable African Americans
Browse A-Z or choose a category to search.
InfoPlease.com: African American Biographies
Pop stars, athletes, and other famous figures.
Oxford African American Studies Center
Find a link for biographies on the right side of the page.