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African American History Print Page

Selected Library Resources

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Dreams and Nightmares - Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson
Call Number: Main 323.0922 W147d 2012
ISBN: 0813037239
Publication Date: 2012-02-05

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895 - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 973.049603 En193f 1619-1895
ISBN: 0195167775
Publication Date: 2006-04-06

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 973.049603 En193f 1896-2010
ISBN: 0195167791
Publication Date: 2009-02-02

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Fathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men - Peter Caster (Editor); Timothy R. Buckner (Editor)
Call Number: Main 810.0896073 F268b
ISBN: 0814211569
Publication Date: 2011-06-28

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Call Number: Main 616.02774092 L118i
ISBN: 1400052173
Publication Date: 2010-02-02

Libraries, Museums and Special Collections

  • African American Research-National Archives
  • African American Theses and Dissertations 1907-2002
    A comprehensive bibliography of all theses written at the University of California, Berkeley on African American themes covering the years from 1907 to 2002
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI)
    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham to becoming full participants in the city's government and business community.
  • Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs
    Jackson Davis, an educational reformer and amateur photographer, took nearly 6,000 photographs of African American schools, teachers and students throughout the Southeastern United States.

    His photographs -- most intended to demonstrate the wretched conditions of African American schools in the south and to show how they could be improved -- provide a unique view of southern education during the first half of the twentieth century.
  • National Civil Rights Museum
    The National Civil Rights Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.
  • Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection
    The Randolph Linsly Simpson Collection at the Beinecke Library (Yale University)presents a vivid picture of black life and American racial attitudes from the 1850s to the 1940s; the Collection includes photographs in all formats, including hundreds of daguerreotypes and tintype portraits documenting both known and unknown African American subjects.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is generally recognized as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world. For over 80 years the Center has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life, and promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.

African American History on the Web


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