African American History

Addressing topics from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to present day

Harlem Renaissance & The Great Migrationimage of publications discussed in text


"Black Opals, an African American literary journal published in Philadelphia from 1927 to 1928. The journal was associated with the Harlem Renaissance. It was co-founded by Nellie Rathbone Bright and Arthur Fauset, and included contributions from Mae Virginia Cowdery, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Marita Bonner, and Gwendolyn B. Bennett. Allan Randall Freelon was the magazine's artistic director."

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Featured Websites & Collections 

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

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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: "Why African-Americans left the south in droves — and what's bringing them back" by Vox, 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.

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"Black Opals literary journals" is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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