Maps, Charts, and Other Resources for MUS 113

The New York Public Library’s #SchomburgSyllabus, an important digital archive of Black history sources, organized by topic.

Map of the Transatlantic slave trade.

Routes of the First Great Migration, 1916-1930.

The migrants followed the nearest railroad routes out of their homeplaces.

Read about the centrality of railroads to the Great Migration.

The routes of the Second Great Migration, 1940-1970.

Chart showing the distribution of the African-American population during the two periods of migration.

Chart showing the movement over time of the black population out of the rural South.

Portia Maultsby’s timeline chart of African-American music.

Dr. Maultsby’s chart as a .pdf — view can be expanded.

Click to access maultsby-chart.pdf

View some beautiful hand-drawn graphs and charts made by W.E.B. Du Bois to quantify the African-American experience here:

1850 Meeting of abolitionists in Cazenovia, New York, chaired by Frederick Douglass

The Freethought Trail, an interactive database of historical sites around New York State related to the abolition of slavery and other nineteenth-century progressive causes.

Black String Band Resources compiled by Jake Blount.

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