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African American Studies


Databases - Specific

Civil Rights Digital Library
"The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale." - from the site.

AFRO American Newspapers
"The AFRO-American Newspapers, in cooperation with Google, are proud to present an extensive collection of digitally archived issues scanning over 100 years of history." - from the site.

A digital archive of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. The collection's coverage begins with the earliest issues of these journals and continues up to a few years before current publication.

America: History & Life GALILEO logo
Provides citations to articles, dissertations and book reviews in American and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. It covers 2,000 English language historical journals including selected local publications.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers GALILEO logo
This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Includes full text access to 113 historic newspapers, six of which are African-American publications, dating 1883 - present.

Digital Library of Georgia
Offers access to images culled from throughout the state of Georgia, covering both the region and its people's development.

Databases - General

Research Library GALILEO logo from ProQuest
Provides full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. All subjects.

Academic Search Complete GALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that searches a total of 10,900 publications including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text is provided for 5,300 journals.

Encyclopedias & Reference

From Credo Reference:
Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History

Black Firsts

Web Sites

RacismReview: launched in 2007, "RacismReview is intended to provide a credible and reliable source of information for journalists, students and members of the general public who are seeking solid evidence-based research and analysis of “race,” racism, ethnicity, and immigration issues, especially as they undergird and shape U.S. society within a global setting." - from the site

Freedmen & Southern History Project From the University of Maryland, a collection of transcripted documents and information pertaining to emancipation. This non-profit organization provides on-line access to a reference center of resources relating to black history in the Americas and globally.

Digital Collections

LowCountry Africana "Lowcountry Africana is entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, an area that scholars and preservationists have identified as a distinct culture area, home to the rich Gullah/Geechee culture." - From the website

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

Murray Pamphlet Collection at the Library of Congress.

AcademicInfo African-American History & Studies. Founded in 1998, this site aims to provide on-line resource guides to researchers and scholars.

Documenting the American South From the University of North Carolina, this digital archive offers access to primary resources documenting southern literature, history, and culture.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Georgia Historical Society This local organizaion holds archival and primary materials relating to the history of African Americans in Savannah, Georgia, and the South.

Georgia Archives


This site offers a fascinating look at the beginnings of the National Assocaition for the Advancement of Colored People, biographical information on key characters in the organization's foundation, as well as up do date news concerning the NAACP's current iteration.

Journals - access holdings by clicking titles

Subscriptions are subject to change. Additional titles of potential interest to the field are available. For complete, current journal holdings, and online access info, search the Journal Locator.

Selected Books in Lane library

African American national biographyREF E185.96 .A4466 2008
Black women in America REF E185.86 .B542 2005
African American lives REF E185.96 .A446 2004
African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country REF E185.96 .G38 2002
African-American archive : the history of the Black experience in documents REF E184.6 .A33 2001
Routledge atlas of African American history REF E185 .E125 2000
African American desk reference REF E185 .A2528 1999
African-American experience : selections from the five-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia
of African-American culture and history
REF E185 .E542 1998
Capitol men : the epic story of Reconstruction through the lives of the first Black congressmenE668 .D76 2008
Educational thought of W.E.B. Du Bois : an intellectual historyLB875.D83 A43 2008
Hemingses of Monticello : an American familyE332.74 .G67 2008
Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynchingE185.97.W55 G53 2008
On the road to freedom : a guided tour of the civil rights trailE185.61 .C63 2008
Other Souths : diversity and difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to presentF220.A1 O86 2008
Autobiographies by Frederick DouglassE449 .D749 1994b
Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.E185.97.K5 A52 2001
Autobiography of W.E.B. DuBois : a soliloquy on viewing my life from the last decade of its first century.E185.97.D73 A3 1997
Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance / Barack Obama. E185.97.O23 A3 2004
Ralph Ellison : a biographyPS3555.L625 Z8725 2008
Autobiography of Malcolm X / with the assistance of Alex Haley ;
introduction by M.S. Handler ; epilogue by Alex Haley ; afterword by Ossie Davis.
BP223.Z8 L5794 1992

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