Connect to African American Communities
From communal struggle to creative outpourings: uncover the everyday lives of African Americans spanning two turbulent centuries.
This online resource showcases a diverse range of primary source material focusing on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas. A vital resource for students, teachers and researchers of African American and American studies.
Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, postcards, maps and ephemera.
"Researchers, students, and teachers will find in this collection an astonishing array of incredibly rich and diverse primary source material from a variety of archives. By including documents from a range of urban centers, small towns, and even some rural communities, Adam Matthew has given researchers one stop access to more than a century of African American social, political, cultural, and religious history."
Key themes covered include:
A wealth of diverse primary source material has been sourced from six contributing archives, libraries and museums, depicting various aspects of African American community and culture.