African American History

Addressing topics from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to present day

Civil Rights, Activism & Social JusticeWe March WIth Selma - photo of march with banner from 1965 NY

"Although the modern Civil Rights movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, the struggle for civil rights has been an ongoing battle. The founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 was one of the first attempts to organize in the pursuit of civil rights."

- From Great Events From History: African American History.

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Featured Oral History Collections & Online Exhibits

Linked below are websites featuring oral histories, either in audio or video format, or transcribed. You will also find online exhibits and collections related to the Civil Rights Movement

Featured Websites & Associations

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

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Featured Videos & Oral Histories

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: "The Civil Rights Movement: A Cultural Revolution" by BenLHooksInstitute, 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.

Sources used on this page:

Kibibi Mack-Shelton, P. (2017). Great Events From History: African American History. Salem Press.   EBSCOhost,,uid&db=e000xna&AN=1484848&site=ehost-live.

"We March With Selma cph" by Stanley WolfsonNew York World Telegram & Sun is in the Public Domain

Featured Books & eBooks

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Women of color and the reproductive rights movement

Chapters include: Race, class, and sexuality

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