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New Libraries online resource: Black Thought and Culture

Black activists, abolitionists, community leaders, and other prominent historical figures provoke, philosophize, strategize, and share their dreams in the Libraries new resource, Black Thought and Culture.

Black Thought and Culture offers the full text of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writing by leading figures in African American life and culture, including Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Wells, A. Phillip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and hundreds of others. Types of material include articles and essays, monographs, speeches, interviews, pamphlets and correspondence. Approximately twenty percent is previously unpublished, including transcripts from the Columbia University Oral History Project. Also available online for the first time is the complete run of the Black Panther newspaper, 1966 through 1980.

Users can access Black Thought and Culture from the front page of the Libraries website, by following the path: Find Articles > Indexes and Databases > Social Sciences and Law > General Social Science > Black Thought and Culture.

Posted May 1, 2008