Africana Studies Resources with Primary Sources

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Key texts of modern African literature.   [more info]
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American Song is a history database with music from America's past.   [more info]
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Collection of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.   [more info]
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This digital image database offers rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resources...   [more info]
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Full text primary source documents, including original manuscripts and printed material.   [more info]
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Check for Full Text may look a little different between 7am and 10am from July 27th to July 30th. Please bear with us as we test new software. Contains FBI files on African Americans and others considered "politically suspect" from 1920 to 1984.  People of interest to the FBI were members of protest groups, Socialists, Communists, militant labor unionists, and many more.   [more info]
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Check for Full Text may look a little different between 7am and 10am from July 27th to July 30th. Please bear with us as we test new software. Contains documents from and about missionary activity in the United States during the 19th Century.  Includes reproductions of personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of churches, church leaders, and missionaries.  Also contains material on missionary activities in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Sandwich Islands.   [more info]
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Provides online exhibits of traditional and modern African art. Also links to Radio Africa, which provides streaming audio from the Smithsonian’s Global Sound collection.   [more info]
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Contains records of nearly 35,000 trans-Atlantic slaving voyages made between 1514 and 1866...   [more info]

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