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Black History Month: Databases Providing Insight to African American History & Culture

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.  Search for resources on a particular historical event or subject.

Black Women Writers

Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women’s struggles through time. The database currently features over 106,234 pages. Includes poems from 1780 to the present including the poetry of Lucille Clifton and Nikki Giovanni.  Also contains full text of fiction and non-fiction works from the mid-1800s to the present.

Civil Rights Digital Library

Civil Rights Digital Library represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web. It includes a digital video archive of historical news films and a civil rights portal connecting users related digital collections.

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