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New digital resources in African American history

The Library now offers the UIC community a new permanent collection: Black Thought and Culture online.

  • Black Thought and Culture covers non-fiction works of leading African-Americans, including books, journal articles, and pamphlets.
  • The collection ranges from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries and contains the work of over 1,000 individuals.
  • Editors Sharon Harley, Clayborn Carson, and Russell L. Adams have selected 75 people for special attention, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Angela Davis.
  • The collection includes dozens, sometimes hundreds, of works of leading individuals.
  • Black Panther newspaper, when complete, will be the only inclusive run available electronically.

The Consortium of Academic Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) made Black Thought and Culture available at a reduced cost for purchase by the Library. To learn more about Black Thought and Culture, contact Stephen E. Wiberley, Jr., Bibliographer for the Social Sciences.


The Library now provides extensive runs of these historical Black urban newspapers online:

  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
  • Chicago Defender (1905-1975)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
  • LA Sentinel (1934-2005)

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