Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora Since its inception in 1975, Obsidian has evolved into a respected literary journal committed to publishing scholarly articles, fiction, poetry, and drama centered on the literatures of Africa and her Diaspora. Obsidian’s roster of established and newly established writers continues to be impressive. – Publisher
Category: African American Studies
Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period, between 1490 and 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social-justice
Race Relations in America Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict. Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases
Northwestern University Libraries now has subscription access to 702 additional e-books from ProQuest Ebook Central. Access via the Library’s catalog or through the publisher’s website. List of titles: ebook central 9 25 2017-1cdu18d
KKK Newspapers: Hate in America, The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s The KKK Newspapers collection brings together for the first time local, regional, and national newspapers published by Klan organizations and by sympathetic publishers across the U.S. during this period. It also includes the voices from several anti-Klan newspapers.
The Baltimore Afro-American (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) Founded by former slave John Henry Murphy Sr. when he merged three church publications, The Baltimore Afro-American became one of the most widely circulated African-American newspapers on the Atlantic Coast. In addition to featuring the first black female reporter (Murphy’s daughter) and female sportswriters, the paper’s contributors have included
Norfolk Journal and Guide (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) One of the best researched and well written African American newspapers of its time. News articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, etc. Full page and article images with searchable full text. The only African American newspaper to provide on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial.
ProQuest History Vault – Slavery and the Law (1775-1867) Slavery and the Law features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867. These petitions were collected by Loren Schweninger over a four year period from hundreds of courthouses and historical societies in 10
Northwestern University Libraries now has subscription access to 127 additional e-books from ProQuest Ebook Central. Access via the Library’s catalog or through the publisher’s website. A Guide to Direction of trade statistics A country I do not recognize : the legal assault on American values A history of journalism in China A perfect Babel of
Northwestern University Libraries now has access to additional titles and content from Accessible Archives African American Newspapers. Freedom’s Journal March 1827-March 1829 Colored American 1837-1841 The North Star 1847-1851 The National Era 1847-December 1855 (total coverage 1847-1860) Frederick Douglass’ Paper 1851-December 1855 Provincial Freeman 1854-1857 Christian Recorder 1861-December 1864 (total coverage 1861-1902) Freedmen’s Record January
FBI File: Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The assassination on April 4, 1968, of Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, triggered a massive manhunt culminating in the arrest of James Earl Ray. The 44,000-page case file of the Federal Bureau of Investigation documents the bureau’s role in finding Ray
Northwestern University Libraries now has access to 1000 additional Ebrary e-books from ProQuest Ebook Central. Access via the Library’s catalog or through the publisher’s website. List of titles: ProQuest-Ebook-Central-new-ebooks-june-2017-1u4l5hy