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The African American Odyssey
     http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/aohome.html
Covers a wide range of African-American topics e.g. ethnicity, politics and government, war, women, education, religion, the arts, music, celebrities and prominent individuals. If you like this collection, you might want to check other collections from the Library of Congress. See the entry below (List of all American Memory Collections and Topics).

Art and Life in Africa Online
     http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/index.html
"Designed as an introduction and guide to a related CD-ROM project based on the Stanley Collection at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, this site also proves to be an important resource on its own. Art and African studies instructors can select from the valuable assortment of teaching aids including an online searchable Catalogue of the Stanley Collection of Africa Art (with images and descriptions of over 500 items), information on 106 African peoples, profiles of 27 African countries, a complete online version of the entire ALA Teacher's Guide, and 47 lesson plans from K-12
teachers in Iowa."
     From the Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Cutting to the Essence, Shaping for the Fire
     http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/africart/home.html
An on-line catalog of an exhibit first presented at the Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, Illinois in 1994. The amount of information is not only remarkable, but also understandable. Don't skip the introductory essays. 
Cutting to the Essence
an illustrated essay-exhibit by Michael Conner on Yoruba art in wood and metal.
Shaping for the Fire
a similar exploration of Akan goldweights by Martha Ehrlich.

List of all American Memory Collections and Topics
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amtitle.new.html
This list of collections from the Library of Congress contains, in addition to the "African American Odyssey", some other interesting collections.

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