Black Thought and Culture

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 Douglas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Wells, A. Phillip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and hundreds of others. One of the collection’s major features is the complete run of the Black Panther newspaper, 1966- 1980. Another highlight is a wide selection of abolitionists' writings from the nineteenth century.

Certain documents go as far back as the early eighteenth century, but most are from the twentieth century. Over 1300 works by 1200 authors are included. 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 Approximately twenty percent is previously unpublished, including transcripts from the Columbia University Oral History Project.

To cross-search this collection with several other Alexander Street primary source letter and diary collections, please use Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online.

Dates covered

18th-20th centuries.

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