African American History

Addressing topics from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to present day

African American History oil on Canvas,  Can fire in the park" by Delaney, 1946

Welcome! This guide was created to help support research topics related to African American History - starting from the Transatlantic Slave Trade all the way through to current day.

Beauford Delaney, Can Fire in the Park, 1946, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum | Used under fair use guidelines


In addition to the larger topic pages featured to the left, this guide features sources in the library's collection, as well as links out related organizations, online exhibitions, and video and podcast collections all focused on Black history in the US. 

The library has a great collection of African American art books, like this one from which the image above is featured. Consider the book below, or come visit the library for more.

Note: This guide was reviewed in 05/2024. See errors? Have feedback or suggestions? Use the "Get Help" tab to contact us to let us know!

Please note: This guide is still under construction

While no guide can be comprehensive, there are additional sections of this guide that we still want to add - including more on the the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Lives Matter movement, mass incarceration, system racism, and more. 

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