Description: Brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. Contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
Description: The full text of major African-American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century including Freedom’s Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, and The Christian Recorder.
Description: African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 enables users to search more than 270 African American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Created in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, African American Newspapers chronicles a century and a half of the African American experience.
Description: A Composite autobiogrphy of the life histories of former American slaves including transcripts of actual slave interviews and sound files of ex-slaves discussing their lives in their own voices.
Description: The Black Studies Center provides current and historical materials for researching African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa. It is comprised of the following cross-searchable databases: (1) Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience provides interdisciplinary topics on the African experience throughout the Americas via in-depth essays accompanied by detailed timelines along with important research articles, images, film clips and more. (2) International index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) provides current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals. (3) The Chicago Defender full text back file from 1910 to 1975. (4) Black Literature Index, the electronic index to the Black Literature microfiche collection. This index allows users to search over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940.