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New Resource: African American Communities

March 7, 2019
African American Communities

Online access to African American Communities is now available to the Rutgers community.

This database of primary source material related to African American community life spans the second half of the 19th century through the 20th century. Its focus is communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina.

It includes oral histories (both audio and video files), correspondence, leaflets and pamphlets, magazines and periodicals, legal documents and official records, photographs, maps, ephemera, and images of objects. Key themes include desegregation, urban renewal and housing problems, civil rights activities and protests, race relations and community integration, and African American culture.