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Black Thought and Culture

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Datababase Content / Description

Database overview:

Approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by over 1,000 major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts.

Example authors:

Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ida B. Wells, Nikki Giovanni, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carl Rowan, Roy Wilkens, James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Constance Baker Motley, Walter F. White, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Seale, Gwendolyn Brooks, Huey P. Newton, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Randall Kennedy, Cornel West, Nelson George, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bayard Rustin, and hundreds of other notable people.

New / previously unpublished / difficult to access material:

Approximately 20 percent of the items are previously unpublished and fugitive, such as:

  • The transcript of the Muhammad Ali trial
  • A full run of The Black Panther newspaper, with full-color images of every page as well as searchable text
  • 2,500 pages of exclusive Black Panther oral histories owned by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation

Electronic Resource Information

Platform:  Alexander Street

Full-text: All items

Content Update: Closed/one-time collection

Type of records: Historical / primary source materials, with the main types being:

  • Chapters
  • Essays
  • Book Front/Back Matter
  • Periodical Articles
  • Oral History
  • Interviews

Provider: ProQuest - Alexander Street / CSU Collections

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