The Library is pleased to announce that thanks to a generous contribution from Dr. Sam Floyd and the Center for Black Music Research we have recently added the Black Studies Center database to our growing collection of online scholarly resources.
The Black Studies Center is linked from our Databases A to Z page. You can also access the three main components of the Black Studies Center on our Find Articles--African American Studies, --Chicago, --Journalism, and --Literature pages.
The three main components of the Black Studies Center are:
Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience
A unique database detailing the rich tapestry of the African experience throughout the Americas, comprising interdisciplinary essays written by leading scholars on the Black Experience accompanied by a timeline, images, video clips, and other selected research materials.
Chicago Defender Historical Archive (1910-1975)
Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded the Defender in May 1905 and by the outbreak of the First World War it had become the most widely-read black newspaper in the country, with more than two thirds of its readership based outside Chicago.
Black Literature Index (1827-1940)
This searches over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers.
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