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HIST 2020: Survey of US History, 1877-Present: African Americans

Digital Collections

Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America (Library of Congress) View content from historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - searches the several African American newspapers (Chicago Defender, New Amsterdam News, Norfolk Journal and Guide), as well as the Atlanta Constitution, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Users can limit a search to a specific date or date range under "Search Options." 

Indianapolis Recorder (1899-2005)

Documentaries and Historic Film

African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman (University of South Carolina)

At the River I Stand (California Newsreel, 1993, 59 min.) Memphis in 1968

Freedom on Film: Civil Rights in Georgia (University of Georgia)

The March (PBS, 2013)