Before the month of February is over we wanted to share informarion about resources related to African American (or Black) History. Please take a moment to explore the resources listed below and/or bookmark this page so you may return to the resources as needed. As always, please contact the Library at email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Drew Library offers a variety of online resources for exploring Black History -- see below for available options. Sample searches might include browsing or searching primary sources in African-American Newspapers of the 19th Century to learn about what ‘free blacks’ might have experienced in the 1800s —this database contains news publications by and for African-Americans. The research options are endless...take a peek at the links below.
In 1943, 12 African American students enrolled at Drew, one of the few predominantly white institutions that enrolled African American students in that year. Learn more about African Americans in education in Chapter 4 of this resource. Create a free account in Internet Archive to "borrow" the book HERE. Fascinating information on many topics may be found in this resource.
On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King’s sermon at Riverside Church in Manhattan opposing the Vietnam War sent ripples through the community of civil rights leaders. In additon to Dr. King, many fine preachers were working hard to foster change. Read more about them in Section 2, p. 50 in this resource HERE. Use your free account in the Internet Archive to "borrow" this book.
Fascinating statistics related to African-Americans in the United States may be found HERE from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The US Census has collected racial data (and data about slavery) since its first Census. Explore historical population distribution HERE, particularly the distribution of the enslaved in 1860.
Read scholarship, opinion, and news written BY African Americans rather than ABOUT them.
Explore Ethnic NewsWatch linked HERE (Drew users only). Searches can be limited to find general or scholarly resources by African American/Caribbean/African groups or individuals.
Contributors to this blogpost include Margery Ashmun, Jody Caldwell, Guy Dobson, and Jenne Heise.
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