Selected Online Resources on African-Americans and Blacks in German

Noted African American visitors in Germany

http://www.creativefolk.com/blackhistory/blackhistory.html

ANDERSON, Marian (1897?-1993)

Operatic and concert singer renowned throughout the world for her extraordinary contralto voice. Studied Lieder in Berlin; famed performance in Salzburg, 1935.
http://www.afrovoices.com/anderson.html
http://www.library.upenn.edu/special/gallery/anderson/index.html [with German Lieder audio]

BUMBRY, Grace (alive and well and outspoken)

First 'black' to sing in Wagner's Bayreuth (1961) -- married a German.
http://www.stlouiswalkoffame.org/inductees/grace-bumbry.html

DUBOIS, William Edward Burghardt (1868-1963)

Educator, author, historian, sociologist, philosopher, poet, and leader. Besides being one of the founders of the NAACP, first African American to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University -- after two years of study in Germany.
http://library.thinkquest.org/2667/DuBois.htm

OWENS, James Clarence (1913-1980)

Legendary "Jesse" - winner of 4 gold medals, one of several winning African Americans athletes at the 1936 (Nazi) Olympics
http://www.jesseowens.com/

PARKS, SUZAN-LORI (1964-)

http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/theater/fnap/parks.html

ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976)

http://pclt.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1996/3/96.03.13.x.html
http://www.revolutionarydemocracy.org/rdv4n2/ussrpr.htm

TURNER, TINA (1939-)

(ageless singing granny with legs, house in Switzerland, and younger German 'partner')
http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/tina_turner/artist.jhtml
(has German Focus interview)

MAY AYIM [Opitz]

http://www.politeia.uni-bonn.de/ayim.html