A new online resource titled African American Studies Center is now available. This unique resource is a comprehensive collection of scholarship that focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. It includes more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field, biographies, primary source documents, images, maps and charts. Each month, a topic of current and historical relevance is featured. This month the feature article is on Twentieth Century Literary Giants.Previous features range from Hip Hop’s Early Influences to Jazz Greats to Black Churches in America.
Looking for primary documents? OAASC includes primary materials ranging from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to Martin Luther King Jr.’s Statement on the Vietnam War.
Also check out the Library’s Ethnic Studies resources page which provides access to additional recommended resources for research in ethnic/multicultural studies.
Photo Image Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution/Art Resource, NY.