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African American Studies: Useful Resources
This guide will introduce African American Studies resources available to Pepperdine University students.
The Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History covers all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community. The first edition is available in print in the library (Ref. E 185 .E54 1996) and the second edition is available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history and highlights their ongoing contributions in America today.* Contains 500 illustrations, many published here for the first times * Includes over 335 biographies, many newly prepared for this publication * Offers sidebars on interesting aspects of the history and culture of black women * Provides a bibliography for each entry, plus a major bibliographical essay * Features a chronology and a comprehensive index
Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers slavery in the Western Hemisphere, 1500-1888.
Several thousand items ranging from historical documents and rare visual materials to contemporary photo-journalism, relating to the entirety of African American history from the 16th century to the 20th century.
A digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture, currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Consists primarily of recent, never-before-seen interviews with people who participated in the civil rights movement. More than 100 video interviews, along with essays and related materials, are accessible on the Library’s website. Actions and events discussed include the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963), the Albany Movement (1961), the Freedom Rides (1961), the Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965), the Orangeburg Massacre (1968), sit-ins, voter-registration drives in the South, and the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955.
Official PBS and Blackside release of "Eyes on the Prize America's Civil Right Movement", an award winning 14-hour documentary series on the civil rights movement that brilliantly illuminates the struggle for racial equality and social justice. Produced by Blackside, the series uses compelling human stories to engage viewers in the landmark events of 1954 to 1985.
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary.
From the fearless resolve of a single woman to the remarkable voice of thousands marching, this History Channel special offers an overview of one of America's great defining periods. A compilation of materials on the civil rights movement, from personal narratives of life in the period, to insights into the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, to the 1965 march on Montgomery, along with biographies of two of the leaders of the movement.
The Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
Painter, a Princeton professor of history, integrates art and history in this fascinating book, filled with powerful images of black art from photographs to paintings to quilts that tell the story of black America. The book begins with the history and imagery of slavery through the Civil War and emancipation, then traces the cultural influences of the civil rights movement, the black power era, and ends with the hip-hop era. Through each period, Painter offers historical context for the artistic expressions and examines how more contemporary sensibilities shaped remembrances of historical events.
From Central District Seattle to Harlem to Holly Springs, Black people have built a dynamic network of cities and towns where Black culture is maintained, created, and defended. But imagine--what if current maps of Black life are wrong ? Chocolate Cities offers a refreshing and persuasive rendering of the United States--a "Black map" that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America.
Of the 1,029 alphabetically arranged entries in these volumes, roughly 820 cover African American writers of fiction and nonfiction, from the eighteenth century to the present. The remaining entries extend coverage beyond authors, examining topics closely related to African American literature, such as critics, journals, literary genres, and literary movements, as well as subjects within the broader landscape of African American culture, such as Cooking, Detroit, Hip-Hop, Nation of Islam, Slang, and Voodoo/Vodoun.
Designed for an introductory course in African American music, this title focuses on musical genres & styles, moving chronologically from folk traditions to modern forms. A final section discusses the aesthetics of African American culture & music. Includes a discography, a videography, and a helpful glossary
DeFrantz challenges the reader to "rethink" the African American presence in dance theory, subject matter, and methodology in academic dance history. Through text and photos, the essays document dance as an agent of social change, offering new perspectives in dance history and questioning the existing hierarchy. Discussions of dance in Christian conversion, political and social identity, dance in African opera, dance-instruction songs, among other topics, reveal previously unknown facts and present little-known African American artists. - Choice
This book chronicles the gradual but inexorable efforts of more than 50 African Americans to obtain the US presidency. Among the essays are an examination of the initial efforts of Frederick Douglass and other black leaders in the 19th century to attain mainstream recognition and participation; the emergence of vocal (though mostly narrowly focused and unpopular) third parties in the 20th century that appealed to and nominated African American candidates; the impact of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s; and the more recent emergence of mainstream African American politicians and policy makers, such as Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama, who have been able to attract substantial support from the two major parties.
This enormous collection of African American newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
African American Traditions and the Bible
Oxford Biblical Studies Onlineconsists of Bible texts plus commentary including over 5,000 A-Z entries from Oxford reference works, including the Oxford Companion to the Bible. 'African American traditions and the Bible' by Vincent L. Wimbush is an entry from the Oxford Companion to the Bible.
Wimbush discusses African Americans' interactions with the Bible from
the time of their arrival in the colonies as slaves through the late
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg of the New York Public Library, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text database of these 19th and early 20th- century titles, this digital library is key-word-searchable.
The Voice of the Shuttle is universally acclaimed as the most comprehensive site for literary information. The section on African American literature includes general resources on the subject, the black cultural studies web site, works and projects of African American writers and links to individual authors.