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  • Search the full text of eight African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1902.  Frederick Douglass' Paper is among the included titles. 

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  • Search the full text of over 270 African American newspapers with coverage from 1827 to 1998.

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  • Access over 82,000 pages and an estimated 11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present.

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  • Access over 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major African American leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers and other figures covering 250 years of history.

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  • Provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. 

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  • Provides online access to reference resources in African American studies, including the Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, Black Women in America, and Africana, a history of the African American experience. Includes African American National Biography project, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Encyclopedia of African American Art and Architecture. Offers other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works(Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides searchable access to full-text and full-images from some of America's most important newspapers.

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  • Consists of personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations. Among the collections are: Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM); Mary McLeod Bethune Papers; Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC); Records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Bayard Rustin Papers; Claude A. Barnett Papers.

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  • Covering years 1909 through 1972, this collection contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People throughout the country.

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  • Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies.

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