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Africana Studies: Primary Sources & Digital Collections

A guide for research in African American and African Studies

Library Primary Source Collections

Library Subscription Resources include

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Access to these newspapers require registration with a Northeastern or NCH email address.

Financial Times 

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

These online newspapers provide the latest news and also include a number of added-value features, such as videos and podcasts.

Historial Newspapers

African Newspapers, 1800- 1922

Atlanta Constitution, 1868 - 1984

Boston Globe (current and historical), 1872 - present

Historical Black Newspapers contains content from African-American newspapers, including Chicago Defender (1910-1975); NY Amsterdam News (1922-1993); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Open Access Digital Collections

Nielson page on African American Consumers 


Google Cultural Institute -- Black History and Culture
A treasure trove of online black history and culture, including

Museum of UnCut Funk welcome page