Category: African American Studies

128 New E-books from ProQuest Ebook Central

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

Accessible Archives African American Newspapers

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.

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

1000 New E-books from ProQuest Ebook Central

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

18 New E-books

Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Sam Walton: Made In America The Visigoths in Gaul and Iberia (Update): A Supplemental Bibliography, 2013-2015 The Director’s Prism: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde Exploring Lost Dimensions in Christian Mysticism: Opening

Republic Of New Afrika

Republic Of New Afrika The FBI believed the Republic of New Afrika to be a seditious group and conducted raids on its meetings, which led to violent confrontations, and the arrest and repeated imprisonment of RNA leaders. The group was a target of the COINTELPRO operation by the federal authorities but was also subject to

Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League

Black Economic Empowerment:  The National Negro Business League Booker T. Washington, founder of the National Negro Business League, believed that solutions to the problem of racial discrimination were primarily economic, and that bringing African Americans into the middle class was the key. In 1900, he established the League “to promote the commercial and financial development

African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947

African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947 The National Negro Congress was established in 1936 to “secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence” and “to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people.” It was conceived as

Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress

Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress The Civil Rights Congress (CRC) was established in 1946 to, among other things, “combat all forms of discrimination against…labor, the Negro people and the Jewish people, and racial, political, religious, and national minorities.” The CRC arose out of the merger of three groups with ties to