Other Resources

Organizations and institutions that share compatible and complementary visions with MoAD.

Bay Area

Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley
The Center for African Studies was established in 1979 as an interdisciplinary research center to support basic research and training of scholars. The Center supports scholarly activities over a broad range of topics that address contemporary African issues. The Center provides opportunities for students majoring in traditionally defined fields to develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary program in African Studies.

Center for African Studies, Stanford University
The Center for African Studies (CAS) is the primary resource and information center for Stanford University faculty and students interested in Africa. CAS offers an undergraduate minor, and master's and co-terminal degrees in African Studies. CAS also coordinates a wide range of courses on Africa throughout the University. Each year the Center runs a seminar, "Dynamics of Change in Africa," for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the pages here or visit our office in room 209 Encina Hall West to learn more about the Center and begin engaging with Africa.

African American Museum and Library at Oakland
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is dedicated to discover, preserve, interpret and share the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations.

The San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society
The San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society is a resource and cultural center that provides accurate accounts of African American culture and history. An important part of its mission is to promote appreciation of the creative arts.

The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco
History by subject, San Francisco - African Americans.

Shaping San Francisco
Shaping San Francisco pioneers a new approach to the study of our urban life: a participatory, social history of San Francisco, in the form of an interactive, multimedia computer program. Subjects include - Labor, Ecology, Literary, African Americans, Transit, Gay, and Women.

California

The Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures, with emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. Awaiting you are exciting exhibitions and events that foster a deep appreciation and understanding for the peoples, cultures, and religions of the world, filling an important niche for diverse Los Angeles. The Fowler’s state-of-the-art facility includes approximately 20,000-square-feet of exhibition space. Five galleries showcase a wide range of arts—from ancient traditions to contemporary practices—via innovative temporary exhibitions and a dynamic changing installation of selections from the Museum’s renowned permanent collection of more than 150,000 objects.

The California Underground Railroad-A Digital Archive
The story of California's Underground Railroad is an important but too little known struggle in the quest for freedom and equality. The digital archive will document and present to the world a compelling chapter of California history. Launched as part of the University's celebration of Black History Month 2004, the archive will use high quality digital images of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers and more to tell the often overlooked experiences of African-American slaves in California and provide students, teachers, and the general public with invaluable information for studying and learning about this part of California history.

The Judah L. Magnes Museum
Founded in 1962, The Judah L. Magnes Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and artifacts reflecting the diversity and complexity of the Jewish experience throughout history. We promote understanding by fostering dialogue and exploring links between Jewish and other cultures.

United States

Association of African American Museums
The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is a non-profit membership organization serving the interests and needs of black museums and cultural institutions, and black museum professionals throughout the nation. Provides directory of African American Museums throughout the nation. email: info@blackmuseums.org.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
The Caribbean Cultural Center is a not for profit cultural organization based in New York City dedicated to promoting and promulgating the cultures of people of African Descent brought before and after the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Through concerts, gallery tours, workshops, performances, conferences, professional development sessions, spiritual gatherings, and teaching artists residencies, we support teachers, and students across New York to learn and grow through the arts.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research unit of The New York Public Library. A national research library, it is devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world, with emphasis on blacks in the Western Hemisphere.

The Amistad Foundation
The Amistad Foundation, Inc. founded in 1987, is a not-for-profit cultural arts organization, which owns a vital collectionf of art, artifacts and popular culture objects that document the experience, expressions and history of people of africam american heritage. The Amistad Foundation is housed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT.

North American Slave Narratives
"North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920" documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.

Museum for African Art
The Museum for African Art is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. Recognized worldwide as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions and publishers of books devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary African art.

The Studio Museum in Harlem
“The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.”
Founded in 1968 as a studio space for experimental art and artists, The Studio Museum in Harlem has played a significant role in redressing the lack of opportunities for black artists within the mainstream of American art and culture, while serving as a vital resource for this community. Over the years, its groundbreaking exhibitions, programs and publications have defined historical themes and concepts, set scholarly standards, and provided support for generations of artists who were excluded from the larger art world. A full-time residency program, which has helped to launch the careers of more than 100 artists, remains central to the Museum’s identity today.

World Wide

International Slavery Museum
The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. Working in partnership with other museums with a focus on freedom and enslavement, the museum provides opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of the legacy of slavery today. It is located in Liverpool's Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site and only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.

National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy (NiNsee)
The National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy occupies itself with the history of Dutch Slavery and its impact on society. NiNsee is a centre for expertise.
The mission of Ninsee is to develop and position itself as the national symbol of the shared legacy of Dutch slavery and the collective future of all Dutch people. We strive to shed light on the history of Dutch slavery and its impact on Dutch society from varied and diverse perspectives, on an international and national level.

Freedom Park
A one-stop heritage precinct, Freedom Park shall strive to accommodate and chronicle all of the humanity's experiences. It will be an international icon for humanity and freedom and serve to inspire people all over the world to rediscover their humanity. A technologically advanced and interactive wonder of South Africa's heritage industry, Freedom Park shall stand out as the center for indigenous culture and heritage in the world.

The Slave Trade Archives Project
The Slave Trade Archives Project, initiated by UNESCO, is concerned with the access to and preservation of original archive materials relating to the slave trade. The project, which is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), will be implemented within the framework of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme, in collaboration with the International Scientific Committee for UNESCO's "Slave Route" Project and with the International Council on Archives (ICA).

The Harriet Tubman Resource Center on the African Diaspora
The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora is a digitalized research facility that focuses on the history of the African diaspora and the movement of Africans to various parts of the world, particularly the Americas and the Islamic lands of North Africa and the Middle East. The Tubman Centre is part of the Department of History, York University, and includes a digital library and repository as well as facilities for the digitalization of materials. The research agenda and teaching program associated with the Tubman Centre are described elsewhere on this website. email: nigerian@yorku.ca.

Moving Here - 200 Years of Migration to England
Moving Here is the biggest database of digitised photographs, maps, objects, documents and audio items from 30 local and national archives, museums and libraries which record migration experiences of the last 200 years. In-depth resources on Caribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian Migration.