Black History Month (February 1 through 29) is a wonderful opportunity to navigate resources in the Melville Library which describe the multitude of events, places and contributions of peoples of African descent! The following electronic sources are rich in content and provide ready reference and research information. Enjoy!
African American Newspapers (1827-1998) – This full-text database provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
American Memory (Library of Congress) – This site provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions. Click on the link for “African-American History,” and you will find access to historical pamphlets, legal documents and the narratives of former slaves recorded between 1932 and 1975.
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