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Last Updated: May 26, 2016 URL: Print Guide
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Black History

1960 Greensboro, NC sit-ins/ Library of Congress

Encyclopedia, Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Resources

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African Americans and Popular Culture

Encyclopedia of African American History

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States


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African Americans         

African Americans – History – 20th century

Civil rights movements United States History 20th century


Suggested Books


The African American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country / Henry Louis Gates,  Jr.

Yes we did? From King’s Dream to Obama’s Promise / Cynthia Griggs Fleming.

Negro league baseball / Ernest Withers.

I may not get there with you : the true Martin Luther King Jr. / Michael Dyson.

The autobiography of Malclom X / Alex Haley.

I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou.

Blue-chip black : race, class, and status in the new Black middle class / Karyn Lacy.

Ray Charles : man and music / Michael Lydon.

Don’t look back : Satchel Paige in the shadows of baseball / Mary Ribowsky.

Million man march / Michael Gottman.

Before the Mayflower : a history of Black America / Lerone Bennett Jr.

Invisible Man / Ralph Ellison.

Really the blues / Mezz Mezzrow.

Where we stand : class matters / bell hooks.

Baseball’s other all-stars / William McNeil.

Black poets of the United States / Jean Wagner.


Suggested Video

Black history : lost, stolen or strayed? / Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Blues / Martin Scorsese.

Breakthrough : the changing face of science in America.

Frederick Douglass : an American life / William Greaves.

From dreams to reality a tribute to minority inventors / U.S. Department of Commerce.

4 little girls / an HBO documentary film.

Glory / Edward Zwick.

Toni Morrison : a writer's work / WNET/New York.

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