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Black Thought and Culture

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Platform: Alexander Street Press

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This resource is an electronic collection of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders β€” teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures β€” covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, it presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. The ideas of over a thousand authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

Content may be browsed by title, event, subject, content type, or place discussed. There is a basic keyword search but the advanced search includes many options such as keywords in the full text, title, author, contributor, subject or publisher, and can be limited by date or place published/released or written/recorded.

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Full text non-fiction writings by American black leaders covering 250 years of history.

Subjects Covered:

Global Studies, History




18th century to present

Page Owner: Matt Thomas

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Last Updated: May 2, 2024 3:00pm