In Motion: African American Migration Experience

In Motion

A sweeping narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans. Told in historical texts, rare visual materials, and contemporary photo-journalism.

This site from the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture provides access to 8,300 images, 17,000 pages of texts and over 60 maps. In Motion focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Includes a section of educational materials for teachers and students.

A good example of an institution making their collections available to others through the web.

(Via Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: The Daily Report.)