African American History

Addressing topics from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to present day

Anti-Racism Resources

Featured Organizations & Useful Websites

Linked below are websites, online exhibits, and other digital collections with resources on topics related to African American history in the US

Featured organizations

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Notable Figures, Activists, and Authors

Learn more about the people listed below or read some of the books and articles some have written.

  • Angela Davis 
  • bell hooks
  • Toni Morrison
  • Audre Lord 
  • James Baldwin 
  • Assata Shakur
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Kimberly Crenshaw
  • Rachel Cargle
  • Blair Imani
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • Ijeoma Oluo
  • Layla F. Saad
  • Ericka Hart
  • Rachel Ricketts
  • DeRay Mckesson

Search the Library Catalog

Consider searching some of the authors listed above in the library's catalog

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Featured videos

Linked below are videos both freely online through websites like YouTube or TED, as well as from the library's collection in such databases as Kanopy, Films on Demand, or Academic Video Online. Click or hover your cursor over the icon to learn more about each item.

Source: "Confronting Our History of Racial Injustice" by Equal Justice Initiative , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

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Featured podcasts

Linked here are full podcasts or podcast episodes, as well as short audio recordings from news programs such as National Public Radio (NPR) and the like.

Featured Books & eBooks

Use the arrows to scroll through titles; click on the titles for more info and/or access

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