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List of Data Resources for the Social Sciences


This is a by-no-means comprehensive list of Maps, Documents, Photos/Artwork, Music, Government Agencies, Local (Houston, TX Area) Museums and Foundations, etc. suitable for the social sciences.

Where to Find—Maps, Documents, Photos/Artwork, Music, Government Agencies, Local Museums and Foundations, etc.

Where to Find—Maps, Documents, Photos/Artwork, Music, Government Agencies, Local Museums and Foundations, etc.

A Tradition Of Valor | Visit The Buffalo Soldier National Museum | Houston:

Asia Society, Houston, TX:

Asian American History Month: asianpacificheritage.go

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

CIA World Factbook:

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

Clinton Foundation:

Covenant House Houston:

Doctors Without Borders – USA:

FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation):

Health Museum, Houston:

Holocaust Museum Houston | Human Rights Exhibits & Education:

Houston Museum of African American Culture:

Houston Museum of Natural Science:

Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston:

Menil Collection, Houston:

National Museum of African American History and Culture:

Oxfam: The power of people against poverty:

Pew Charitable Trusts Research Center:

SHAPE Community Center Houston:

Smithsonian Institution: Museums, Galleries, and National Zoo:

Smithsonian Music:

Smithsonian: Celebrate Where Asia Meets America:

Smithsonian: National Museum of the American Indian:

Southern Apache Museum, Houston:

Star of Hope Mission Houston:

The Heritage Society:

The Library of Congress:

The National Archives:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE):

Un~Water: United Nations Clean Water and Sanitation Program:

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Education Fund):

United Nations | Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet:

United States Park Service:

US Census Bureau:

World Bank Group - International Development, Poverty, & Sustainability:

World Economic Forum:

World Food Program:

World Health Organization:


Data Tables, Reports, Data Graphics, Posters, and Videos

Center for American Progress Data Graphics and Reports, Economic Policy Institute Data Graphics and Reports, Pew Research Data Tables, Graphics, and Reports, Southern Poverty Law Center Data Tables, Graphics, and Reports, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Data Tables, Graphics, Posters, and Reports, Urban Institute Data Tables, Data Graphics, and Reports, US Census Bureau Data Tables and Reports, USDOJ Statistics Data Tables and Reports, YouTube videos about the Red Summer of 1919 and the Ocoee Massacre

Center for American Progress Documents

Center for American Progress Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity

Center for American Progress Systemic Inequality_ Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress Truth and Reconciliation

Economic Policy Institute Documents

Economic Policy Institute 50 years after the riots_ Continued economic inequality for African Americans

Economic Policy Institute Black-white wage gaps are worse today than in 2000

Economic Policy Institute EPI comments on OMB’s methods and leading practices for advancing equity and support for underserved communities

Economic Policy Institute The Hispanic–white wage gap has remained wide and relatively steady_ Examining Hispanic–white gaps in wages, unemployment, labor force participation, and education by gender, immigrant status, and other subpopulations

Economic Policy Institute The racist campaign against ‘critical race theory’ threatens democracy and economic transformation

Economic Policy Institute Unequal Power_ How the assumption of equal bargaining power in the workplace undermines freedom, fairness, and democracy

Pew Research Center Documents

Pew Research Center 5 facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month

Pew Research Center Americans’ views of ‘linked fate’ between and among racial, ethnic groups

Pew Research Center Crime in the U.S. Key questions answered

Pew Research Center Deep Divisions in Americans’ Views of Nation’s Racial History – and How To Address It

Pew Research Center Eight-in-ten Asian Americans say violence against them is rising in the U.S.

Pew Research Center Facts about U.S. Latinos and their diverse origins

Pew Research Center How often people talk about race depends on who’s in the conversation

Pew Research Center Majorities in U.S. say Black, Hispanic, Asian people face discrimination

Pew Research Center Social media led 23% of U.S. users to change their view on an issue

Pew Research Center Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in U.S. homes, even among non-Hispanics

Pew Research Center Facts about U.S. Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month

Southern Poverty Law Center Documents

Southern Poverty Law Center: Fighting Hate

Southern Poverty Law Center: Learning for Justice

Southern Poverty Law Center: Seeking Justice

Southern Poverty Law Center: Civil Rights Memorial

University of North Carolina Fran Porter Graham Child Development Institute Documents

UNC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office _ Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

UNC Racial (In)Equity poster

UNC Racial (In)Equity_ An Infographic _ Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

UNC What Racism Looks Like 10

UNC What Racism Looks Like_ An Infographic _ Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Urban Institute Documents

Urban Institute Link to The Color of Law_ A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America _ Economic Policy Institute

Urban Institute African American Economic Security and the Role of Social Security

Urban Institute How We Should Talk about Racial Disparities

Urban Institute Link to NYT Opinion _ What Is Whiteness_ - The New York Times

Urban Institute Link to The Color of Wealth _ The New Press

Urban Institute Say African American or Black, but first acknowledge the persistence of structural racism

US Census Bureau Documents

Growth in Housing Units Slowed in the Last Decade 2020

Health Insurance Coverage in the US 2020

Historical Poverty Tables_ People and Families - 1959 to 2020 Excel Data Tables

Income and Poverty in the United States_ 2020 Excel Data Tables

Income and Poverty in the US 2020 Census

NYT Opinion _ A Political Road Not Taken in America

Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Children_2020 Excel Data Tables

US Department of Justice Statistics Documents

Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2018–2019 – Statistical Tables

Hate Crime Victimization, 2005–2019

Prisoners in 2019 USDOJ Stats

Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 24 States in 2008_ A 10-Year Follow-Up Period (2008–2018)

Sexual Assaults Recorded by Law Enforcement, 2019 _ Bureau of Justice Statistics

YouTube Videos about the Red Summer of 1919

In 1919, a rash of anti-Black riots and massacres swept the United States. The events, also called the "Red Summer", caused an awakening that would lead to the Civil Rights era. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration. All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. No images or content are primarily intended to shock and disgust. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Many African American soldiers returned from WWI with a newfound sense of pride and determination for equality, but home was still plagued by racial violence, heightened during the “Red Summer” of 1919. Dr. Geoff Ward, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University, discusses his research and engagement efforts to address the history of racial violence and its legacies today. Presented in partnership with the National Archives at Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group. For more information about the National WWI Museum and Memorial visit

New York Post

American streets ran with blood in 1919 during what would become known as "Red Summer". In the small town of Elaine, Arkansas, racial tensions turned to riots after African-American sharecroppers tried to unionize. A staggering 237 people were estimated to be hunted down and killed in what is now known as the Elaine Massacre. The bloodbath made its way all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. This is “Dark History” by the New York Post. #ElaineMassacre #RedSummer #History It was called the Red Summer of 1919 named for the blood that ran through America’s cities during months of racial unrest. African-American soldiers had returned home from “the great war,” World War I, to a country still teeming with discrimination and in their quest for civil rights, tensions between blacks and whites reached a tipping point. Deadly race riots broke out in over two dozen cities but one rural town — Elaine, Arkansas — would become the epicenter of the bloodshed. The violence there — lynch mobs, torture, indiscriminate murder — was so horrific, it would go down in history not as a race riot, but as the Elaine Massacre.

University of Central Florida

It’s taken nearly 100 years for healing to begin from the 1920 Ocoee massacre. Somewhere between the evil of that night and the long-overdue commemorations of today are timeless lessons you might not expect. Learn more about the Ocoee massacre:

WFTV Channel 9

The atrocity in the rural settlement started on Nov. 2, 1920. An untold number of people were killed, Black and white. It led to the lynching of one of Ocoee’s most successful Black businessmen, Julius ‘July’ Perry, in downtown Orlando. Described as the “single bloodiest day in modern American political history,” it brought about the forced removal of hundreds of Black citizens from Ocoee.

Black in Appalachia

KNOXVILLE'S RED SUMMER: THE RIOT OF 1919 chronicles the unrest that occurred in Knoxville following the murder of Bertie Lindsey and the attempted lynching of the accused, Maurice Mays. Knoxville's Red Summer includes rediscovered newsreel footage of the city, post-riot from 1919. This film was made possible through the materials, audio, and partnerships of: The Beck Cultural Exchange Center The McClung Collection The Tennessee Archives of Moving Images and Sound The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Black Narrative

BlackIce and Equis discuss the Red Summer of 1919 and other race riots that destroyed prosperous black communities. Copyright Chillhop Music -


The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Race Riot of 1919

In 1919, Chicago exploded in a firestorm of racial violence. In this colloquium, Prof. David Bates recounts the ways that Chicago’s black and white workers responded to those eight bloody days. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).