The HistoryMakers is a site you definitely need to add to your list of great resources. It contains stories that focus on slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, music, sports and entertainment. Their goal is "to complete 5,000 interviews of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers within the next five years, creating an archive of unparalleled importance and exposing the archival collection to the widest audience possible.”
The stories you can read here are fascinating and inspirational. Read about the ArtMakers, BusinessMakers, CivicMakers, EducationMakers, Entertainment Makers, LawMakers, MediaMakers, MedicineMakers, MilitaryMakers, MusicalMakers, PoliticalMakers, ReligionMakers, ScienceMakers, SportsMakers, and StyleMakers.