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Information on Michael Brown/Ferguson and Black Lives Matter

This is an excellent research guide on Ferguson made by librarians at the University of Arizona.

NOTE:  I don't know how often they are updating this, so it's probably better to use it for "historical" rather than "currrent" information.

Miami Dade College librarians have created an excellent guide for the Black Lives Matter movement

Words

"My grandfather was colored, my father is Negro, and I am black." - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

from Newman, African American Quotations, 1998

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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History

Explore the collection; you may even be able to use some of the images, with permission.


Schomberg Center African American Migration Experience

The State of Black America

The State of Black America is an annual report of the National Urban League that addresses the socio-economic issues central to Black America in the current year. Each issue focuses on a particular theme.

The current year is held in Miller Reference; back issues at Colby are found in the Miller stacks.

2008 - The Black Woman's Voice

2007 - Portrait of the Black Male

Images From the Schomburg Collection

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. 

  

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