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Subject: Africana Studies

African Diaspora, 1860-present

Digitized books, government and personal papers, journals, and letters document the migrations, communities and ideologies of people of African descent. 1860-Present.

History Vault

Digitized primary sources on a wide range of topics

Black Studies Center History Makers

Video interviews with contemporary African Americans sharing accounts of their early life, family history, education and professional work. Barack Obama, John Lewis, and Nikki Giovanni are included, among others.

Black Drama Third Edition

Full text of over 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s – present by over 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many are rare, hard to find, or out of print.

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century

4 modules: 1 & 2) Federal Government Recods & Supplement – FBI files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidencies; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 1 – from 3 major civil rights organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women’s […]

African American Poetry

Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

Features collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades, continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and […]