Below is a list of assembled links to websites with relevant historical materials or more contemporary cultural productions, along with brief descriptions of what you might find there.
They are organized into the following categories:
– Afro-German and Afro-Austrian Organizations and Projects
– Anti-Racist Organizations in Central Europe
– Afro-European Organizations and Websites Across Europe
– Digital Humanities Projects
AFRO-GERMAN AND AFRO-AUSTRIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS
ADEFRA – Schwarze Frauen in Deutschland
Founded in the 1980s, this organization played a pivotal role in the Afro-German movement of the 1980s and 90s. They continue to host events and support Black women in Germany today.
Black German Heritage and Research Association
The Black German Heritage and Research Association documents and supports the activities of Black Germans worldwide.
Each One Teach One
A community-based empowerment project that began in 2014, Each One Teach One comprises an after school Black Diaspora School for youth and the Vera Heyer archiv, which is a private archive of documents related to Black German history.
ISD – Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland
Founded in 1985, this organization works for the advancement of people of African descent in Germany.
A traveling exhibit of historical and contemporary Black German biographies.
Fresh Magazine – Black Austrian Lifestyle
Founded by Simon Inou, Fresh Magazine is the first media presence dedicated to covering Black life in Austria.
An Afro-German theater ensemble founded in 2009.
M-Media: Diversity Media Watch Austria
Offering extensive coverage and critical analysis of how the Austrian media portrays and discusses racial and ethnic minorities in the news.
Der Braune Mob
Founded in 2001, Der Braune Mob calls itself Germany’s first Black media watchdog.
Here and Black
A platform for events and organizations that make Black experiences in Germany and Europe visible. Although based in Freiburg, it is not limited to Freiburg.
Black German Cultural Society
An American organization of mixed-race children born in Germany under occupation, it serves as a network and a forum to facilitate awareness of issues that affect Black Germans and their descendants.
ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATIONS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Auch ich bin Deutschland
Tumblr page created to promote Germans of different heritages and backgrounds.
Amadeu Antonio Stiftung
Antonio Amadeu Stiftung.
Led by Germans of different heritages and backgrounds, DeutschPlus promotes conversations about diversity and migration in Germany society.
AFRO-EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS AND WEBSITES ACROSS EUROPE
Afropean – Adventures in Afro Europe
Run by the photographer Jimmy Pitts, this is an extended mediation on the experiences and meanings of blackness in Europe and of black Europeanness overseas. The site offers reviews, sources, and commentaries on culture, identity, travel and much, much more.
ENPAD – European Network for People of African Descent
Comprised of 15 different advocacy groups from across Europe, ENPAD aims to build a network connecting Europeans of African descent all across the continent.
Founded in 2016 by Tiffany Florvil and Kira Thurman, this H-Net group for scholars and intellectuals is dedicated to discussing Europe’s historical and contemporary relationship with the Black Diaspora.
DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS
The Amo Project
Justin H. E. Smith, a professor at the University of Paris, has assembled all available works by the 18th-century philosopher Anton Wilhelm Amo in English translation, as well as assorted commentaries and a comprehensive bibliography.
The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany
Organized by Vassar College, the University of Heidelberg, and the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC.
This project aims to collect documents and objects from Germany’s colonial past.
Freiburg postkolonial, Berlin postkolonial, Köln postkolonial, Hamburg postkolonial, Bielefeld postkolonial, Frankfurt postkolonial, Leipzig postkolonial, Munich postkolonial, Oldenburg postkolonial, Dortmund postkolonial, Hessen (post)kolonial, Wien postkolonial
Heiko Wegmann’s Freiburg postkolonial broke new ground in bringing together diverse materials on the local manifestations of colonialism. Others have taken up the project for cities across Germany, providing historical sources, accessible overviews, city walks, as well as organizing local events and building national/international networks.
German Colonial History Sources Online
The University of Frankfurt’s library has digitized and organized thousands of sources on the history of German colonialism. The Internet Library Sub-Saharan Africa has helpfully organized them for the general reader.
Mapping Ira Aldridge
A project of University of Michigan Professor Anita Gonzalez and her students, this site maps the European performances of the mid-19th-century African-American actor Ira Aldridge. It provides details of his roles and the venues, as well as reproductions of some historical documents.
This site plots the travels of over 200 African-Americans who wrote travel memoirs recounting their journeys around the globe, including a few dozen to Germany. Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans has collected pictures and links to biographical details and to the autobiographies (including her own!) that students and teachers can track down. There is an emphasis on the twentieth century.