Interactive Maps

black central europe

This map of Black Central Europe produced by our students aims to render visible what has long been invisible: the history of Black people in Central Europe. Use your mouse to move around the map and click on the colorful dots to discover more about the Black person who was active there.

african-american entertainers before the jazz age

This interactive map plots the performances of African-American singers, dancers, and instrumentalists in the German lands up to the First World War. Click on the image to go directly to the map, where you can filter the results by year, zoom in and out to see which cities or regions had the most performers at different times, and find more details about the performances. Click here to learn more about the context and data, and click here for the list of abbreviations used in the map. This resource is aimed at illustrating the significant presence of African-American entertainers before the jazz age and stimulating further research.

more maps coming soon….

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