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The African American Experience
Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture.


The American Mosaic: The African American Experience Team

Advisory Board
Miroslava Chávez-García, PhD
Spencer Crew, PhD
Joshunda Sanders
Joe Watkins, PhD

Editorial
Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
Marian Perales, Editorial Specialist
Casey Coffee, Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
Ellen Rasmussen, Media Editor

Technical
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems

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Africa and the Atlantic, 500-1550—Library of Congress
Africans in Colonial North America, 1550s-1760—MPI/Getty Images
Hopes for a New Nation, 1763-1816—Bettmann/Corbis
Antebellum, 1816-1846—Library of Congress
Civil War and Emancipation, 1846-1877—Library of Congress
Rise of Jim Crow, 1877-1895—Library of Congress
The Progressive Era, 1895-1917—Library of Congress
World War I to the Great Depression, 1917-1939—Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
World War II and Post-War Integration, 1939-1954—Universal History Archive/UIG/Bridgeman Image
Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965—AGIP/Bridgeman Images
Black Power Movement, 1965-1979—Bettmann/Corbis
Urban Politics and the Shifting Landscape, 1979-1991—AP Photo
Dawning of a New Era, 1992-2000—Consolidated News Pictures/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
New Millennium, 2001-Present—AP Photo/Lynne Sladky