Contains poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey of the early history of African American poetry, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.
Contains the full text of plays written by more than 200 playwrights from North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Themes within this collection include civil rights, desegregation, colonialism, slavery, apartheid, and a wide range of ideologies – integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist.
Includes the full text of non-fiction works of major African Americans leaders-teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures. Works include monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews, published between the colonial period and 1975.
Includes full-text coverage of international scholarly and popular journals in Black Studies. Covers an array of humanities-related disciplines including art, cultural criticism, economics, education, health, history, language and literature, law, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.
This collection consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka. It includes poetry, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, and more, and covers Baraka’s involvement in the politics in Newark, N.J., in Black Power movement organizations, and Baraka’s later involvement in Marxism.
Fannie Lou Hamer was an voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. This primary source collection sourced from the Amistad Research Center contains more than three thousand pieces of correspondence plus financial records, programs, photographs, newspaper articles, invitations, and other printed items.
Provides access to original manuscripts and rare printed material dating back to 1490 on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. It includes significant coverage of slavery in America, slavery today, US court records from the local, regional and State Supreme Court level, documents on the Islamic slave trade, as well as sources on urban slavery, interracial education, the Day Law in Kentucky, desegregation and social justice.