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African American History

Read about the history of African Americans, including books, articles, media, primary and open access sources.

About Primary Sources

TipPrimary sources are records created at the time of an event or experience, or as told by people who were present at the event such as those listed below. Get Tips for Finding Primary Sources.

  • letters
  • diaries
  • government documents
  • photographs
  • oral histories
  • artifacts
  • works of literature
  • maps

Issues & Controversies


Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.

Want more on Issues & Controversies? Try the Issues & Controversies Guide. Must be on campus or have a COM ID to access off campus.