New Library online resources explore the African American press and African studies

The Library has added two exciting new resources to its A-Z Database list! African American Newspapers, Series I and II, and Africa-Wide Information are now available to scholars researching African American History and African Studies. The African American Press, Series … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month with the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

This February, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with several articles taken from interviews of influential figures in the HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Today the focus is on two figures in politics: United States Congressman from Georgia and civil rights … Continue reading

Celebrate Black History Month with the HistoryMakers Digital Archive!

This February, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with several articles taken from interviews of influential figures in the HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Today the focus is on two prominent Chicagoans, the 14th and current Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden; … Continue reading

Exhibition: “Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women” in the Small Special Collections Library

“Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women,” is a 2020 Black History Month original exhibition on the 400-year redemptive odyssey of African-American womanhood, 1700s-2000s. From auction blocks to corporate boardrooms, this distinctive exhibition emphasizes the commonality of their praiseworthy lives and … Continue reading

Library Resource “Caribbean Newspapers” chronicles History of the West Indies through most of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Library online resource Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 features publications from 22 islands, covering 150 years of Caribbean history (most of the 18th and 19th centuries) in more than 140 fully searchable titles. These documents provide valuable insights into the islands’ … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Dancer and Choreographer Judith Jamison

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 22, … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

Book display illuminates lives of extraordinary “Everyday People”

In concert with the Everyday People photo exhibition in Special Collections, Alderman Library is featuring a unique collection of literature representing the varied experiences of African Americans between the 18th-21st centuries. These books portray some of the extraordinary “ordinary” people … Continue reading