Black History Month Resources

Black History Month Resources

A picture of Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman

Ottenheimer Library Resources:

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers video titles on issues worldwide spanning subject areas including Diversity Studies and History.

Accessible Archives 

Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. (Includes African American Newspapers and other resources.)

African American Heritage 

A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

African American Newspapers Series 1 and 2 1827-1998 

African American Newspaper Series 1 and 2: Provides online full-text access to almost 200 hundred years of newspapers published for or by African Americans. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles.

eBook Diversity & Ethnic Studies Collection (EBSCOhost) 

This groundbreaking collection includes thousands of high-quality e-books assessed by EBSCO Collection Development Librarians on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Subscribe today and get top titles from more than 230 publishers including Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) and DRM-free selections.

This subscription collection includes academic eBooks related to diversity, anti-racism, ethnic studies, disability studies, gerontology & age studies, migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. The collection utilizes outside resources and scholarship to ensure that the collection remains up to date and aligned with current research.

Ethnic Diversity Source

This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.

Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.

NAACP Papers

Provides a comprehensive view of the NAACP’s evolution through policies and achievements, using minutes, monthly reports, proceedings of annual business meetings, and numerous other volumes. Coverage : 1909-1970.

Race Relations in America

Provides access to documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887

Chronicles the African-American experience during the 19th century, with the bulk being related to slavery and abolition, through full-text articles. Includes primary sources and illustrations.

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490 to 2007 

Provides access to primary source documents, based on 16 themes related to the slave trade, and abolition. Documents include manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, broadsides, and ephemera. The focus is on North and South America and the Caribbean.

Other resources include:

Center for Cultural Community

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

United States Civil Rights Trail

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture

*The image includes Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman

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