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Black History Resources

Secondary Sources

In addition to Black Thought and Culture, the Library has many other databases that would be excellent places to look for secondary sources on black history. Here are a few of them:

Primary Sources for Black History

Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

Selected Collections and Titles from Black Thought and Culture: