The Black Studies Collection

The Black Studies Collection

About Black Studies

Black Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the culture, politics, and history of Black Americans. Black studies provide insight into the effects African descended peoples have had on society. 

These resources are databases and journals on Black studies that focus on the Black experience and:  

  • history 
  • culture 
  • sociology 
  • politics 
  • experience 
  • issues 
  • religion  

You can access them with your library card. 


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The Black Studies Collection

Black Panther Newspapers

The Black Panther was the official newspaper for the Black Panther Party, founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1967.

Gale In Context: African American Perspectives

Study the history of African Americans in the United States.
historic photo of woman in front of newspaper covered wall

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspaper Collection

Offers primary source material essential to the study of African-American history, politics, culture and the arts.

The Western Journal of Black Studies

Covers a wide range of disciplines that focus mainly on the experience of African Americans in the United States of America.

Black History Bulletin

A peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the education of African Americans.

The Journal of African American History

Including the unique facets of African American history, including the first major scholarly analysis of the hip hop movement.

Journal of Southern History

A scholarly quarterly journal devoted to the history of the American South, covering any chronological period.

Slavery throughout the World

This resource from Gale In Context: World History covers slavery from ancient times through today.

African History, 500–1590

This resource from Gale In Context: World History covers this historical period in Africa.

Afro Caribbean in Gale in Context: World History

Resources on Afro-Caribbean studies from Gale in Context: World History.

African Diaspora in Gale in Context: World History

Resources on the African diaspora from Gale in Context: World History.

Journal of Pan African Studies

A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research.

Journal of African American Studies

Covers topics concerning social transformations that impact the life chances of continental Africans and the African diasporam.

Challenge (ATL): Journal of Research on African American Men

Publishes scholarly papers on all issues germane to African American men, their families, and their communities.

African American Museum & Library at Oakland on Calisphere

History in different forms from institutions in California.
Otis Tarleton Mansfield poses for aphoto in his naval uniform

African American Museum & Library at Oakland - OAC

The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free access to resource collections.

Films on Kanopy

Kanopy offers documentaries on Black experiences, including these, recommended by librarians at AAMLO.

You will need to log into Kanopy with your library card.

The African Americans

PBS: The African Americans

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new series.

Jazz a Film by Ken Burns

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns on Kanopy

Jazz is born in the unique musical and social cauldron of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.

Pioneers of African American Cinema

Pioneers of African American Cinema Short Films 1915-1921

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

Civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary people who launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life
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