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Black Literature Criticism
Call Number: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2008-06-01

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Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Call Number: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2005-12-16

From Midnight to Dawn - Jacqueline L. Tobin; Hettie Jones; Richard Allen (Narrated by)
Call Number: Overdrive Media
Publication Date: 2007-01-30
Audio Ebook.

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The African American Almanac - Brigham Narins (Editor); Andrew P. Jackson (Foreword by)
Call Number: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2007-08-27

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Notable Black American Men
Call Number: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2006-10-30

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Double Victory - Cheryl Mullenbach
Call Number: Overdrive Media
Publication Date: 2013-01-01

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Fearless Jones - Walter Mosley
Call Number: Overdrive Media
Publication Date: 2001-06-01

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Ernest J. Gaines; Tonya Jordan (Narrated by)
Call Number: Overdrive Media
Publication Date: 2012-01-20
Audio Ebook
**also available as a digital download through Hoopla.

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Latino American Folktales - Thomas A. Green
Call Number: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: 2009

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African Americans in the West - Douglas Flamming
Call Number: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840032
Publication Date: 2009-06-01


Print Resources - In Library Use Only

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Africana - Henry Louis Gates; Anthony Appiah
Call Number: 909 AF
Publication Date: 1999-10-27
Reference Collection

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African-American Writers - Shari Dorantes Hatch (Editor); Michael R. Strickland (Editor); Brenda Pilsner
Call Number: R 810.989 AFR
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
Reference Collection
**also available as an Ebook.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: R 973.04 EN
Publication Date: 2009-02-02
Reference Collection

Reference Library of Black America - edited by Jessie Carney Smith, Joseph M. Palmisano
Call Number: R 973.01 RE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Collection


Print Resources - Non Fiction

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Black Nature - Camille T. Dungy (Editor)
Call Number: 808.81 BL
Publication Date: 2009-12-01

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Atlas of African-American History - James Ciment
Call Number: 973.0496 CI
Publication Date: 2007-11-01

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Red Summer - Cameron McWhirter
Call Number: 305.8009 McW
Publication Date: 2011-07-19

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The Port Chicago 50 - Steve Sheinkin
Call Number: YA 940.54 SH
Publication Date: 2014-01-21

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African Americans at War - Jonathan Sutherland
Call Number: 355 SU
Publication Date: 2003-12-05
**also available as an Ebook

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African American Women Writers - Brenda Wilkinson; James Haskins (Editor)
Call Number: 810.9 WI
Publication Date: 1999-12-14


Films on Demand : Ida B. Wells : A Passion for Justice


African-American Lives 2: A Way Out of No Way

Web Resources

  • African American History
    A tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
  • Black History Month Resource Center
    History and literature of notable African-American men and woman in history.
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today.

Accessible Archives

  • Library of Congress: Historic Black Newspapers
    Digitized access to American historic newspapers published from from 1836-1922.
  • Colored Conventions
    Digital archive committed to generating an online hub that "brings buried African American history to digital life" and attends to social justice activism in scholarship and research by offering an opportunity for deep engagement with 19th-century Black political organizing.

Informational DVDs


Print Resources - Fiction

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What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day - Pearl Cleage
Call Number: F CLE
Publication Date: 2009-01-27

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The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
Call Number: F MOR
Publication Date: 1993-12-28
**Also available as an Ebook.

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Disgruntled - Asali Solomon
Call Number: ON ORDER
Publication Date: 2015-02-03


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