Brings perspective to the Black Freedom Struggle via the primary source records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle.
The three major civil rights organizations are the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Papers of civil rights leaders included in this module are those of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph; the long-time civil rights activist and organizer of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, and the papers of the pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune.
This resource is made available to the Northeastern University community with support from alumni donors.
These video oral history interviews highlight the accomplishments of individual African Americans and African-American-led groups and movements. A resource for students and scholars exploring African American history and culture. Over 2700 individuals are profiled. Transcripts available.
Search opinion polls from all over the world, using this database from Cornell University. Poll results from news organizations, governments, private foundations, academic institutions, and more. The scope of topics spans politics, culture, workplaces, and social life. 1930s to the present.
The exhibition African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship,showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. With over 240 books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings, this is the largest Black history exhibit ever held at the Library.
Over 2,000 slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project (1936 -1938), at the Library of Congress. Includes significant supporting material about the origins, significance, and limitations of the collection, and about using it in teaching.
An effort to develop a digital library whose primary focus is people—individuals who were enslaved, owned slaves, or participated in slave trading, bringing together archival resources from all over the world using linked open data. (University of Michigan and others)
The NU Archives are a resource for the records of individuals and organizations connected to Greater Boston's African American communities. Some materials are online, others can be consulted in person in Snell Library. Most collections are open to the public.
The 1619 Project
1619 Project (New York Times)
Marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, the New York Times initiated a series of historical, analytical, and interpretive content examining the legacy of slavery. Published August 2019.