African American History
In celebration of February's Black History Month, Alexandria Library has compiled the following resources.
Books available at Alexandria Library
eBooks available on OverDrive in Kindle and EPUB formats.
These titles are also available as books.
|African American||African American (Juvenile)|
|African American Biographies||African American Biographies (Juvenile)|
|Black History||Civil Rights Movement (Juvenile)|
|Civil Rights Movement|
Biography in Context
This collection delivers research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
Diversity Studies Dollection
This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.
Guide to African-American Resources -- Alexandria Library Special Collections
This resource guide is intended to present an overview of materials available for the study of African-American history in the Alexandria Library Special Collections Branch.
Black Enterprise -- available at Beatley, Barrett, and Duncan
Ebony -- available at Beatley, Barrett, Burke, and Duncan
Essence -- available at Beatley and Barrett
Jet -- available at Barrett, Burke, and Duncan
Journal of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society -- available at Special Collections
Black Collegian -- from 1/1/1993 to 9/1/2010 in General One File
Black Enterprise -- from 5/1/1990 to present in Business Source Complete
Black Film Review -- from 3/1/1992 to 6/30/1994 in Business Source Complete
Black History Bulletin -- from 1/1/2002 to 3 years ago in Diversity Studies Collection
Black Issues Book Review -- from 7/1/2000 to 5/31/2007 in General OneFile
Black Issues in Higher Education -- from 2/10/1994 to 7/28/2005 in eLibrary
Black Music Research Journal -- from 3/1/1997 to present in Fine Arts & Music Collection
Black Renaissance -- from 12/01/1999 to present in Diversity Studies Collection
Black Scholar -- from 3/1/2009 to present in Biography In Context
Negro History Bulletin -- from 12/1/1993 to 1/31/2001 in General OneFile
Ebony -- from 1/1/1989 to 12/31/2008 in Biography In Context
Jet -- from 12/1/1992 to 12/31/2008 in Biography In Context
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The King Center
Embracing Dr. King’s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence to eliminate poverty, racism and violence, The King Center is determined to have a positive impact on the continuing struggle to fulfill his great dream for America and the world.
Alexandria Black History Museum
The mission of the Black History Museum is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience
Lives in the Freedom Struggle: Stories from the Civil Rights History Project
Civil Rights History Project (CRHP) is a Congressionally-mandated national initiative to capture the stories of veteran activists from the Civil Rights Era through oral history interviews. In more than one hundred full-length video interviews, participants reflect on subjects including nonviolence, self-defense, collective action, religious faith, music, and many more. The interviews, collected by the Library of Congress and its partner for this initiative, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, are available for viewing through each institution's website.
African Americans -- Encyclopedia Britannica Article
An article from Encyclopedia Britannica contains video, pictures, and related links to other articles.
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