I am conducting research on African American amusement parks and other topics related to African American history. I must say that it is hard as hell to find information online on these topics. It’s equally challenging to find it through library sources.
What does this mean? I have to do a lot of extra work. However, I am praying for historians in different states who are kind with sharing information. This also means I have to start developing relationships with senior centers to gather the information I need.
Here is what is disturbing about my discoveries:
1. Black people were considered irrelevant throughout history which is probably why their histories have not be written or buried.
2. How can I be sure that the information I find is accurate? I know I can only go on what I find. But, did anybody related to these topics write anything anywhere?
3. Once I report my findings, who can I present it to that will actually care?
I just wanted to share my thoughts on my African American history research. If anybody can direct me to reliable resources, it would be greatly appreciated. This is more work than I thought. This was supposed to be a hobby!