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Electronic Resources for Black Studies

The purpose of this research guide is to focus on key Electronic Resources for Black Studies, with an emphasis on African American experience in the United States.

Oral Histories

A.P. Marshall Oral History Archive

From the 1980s in Ypsilanti, MI.

Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection (AC12)

The collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community, conducted between 1975 and 1976. The collection provides insight into the history of the African American community in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI)

(BCRI Oral History Project is a collection that contains over 600 interviews housed on VHS and MiniDV tapes and is still growing (on digital now!)..

Born in Slavery

Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 - Collection of the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

Civil Rights History Project

Filmed oral history interviews of participants in the civil rights movement, 2010-2013.

The Freedom Archives

The Freedom Archives contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tapes which date from the late-1960s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international movements.

Freedom Narratives Testimonies of West Africans from the Era of Slavery

Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University.

Goin' North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia

West Chester University

HistoryMakers website

Since 1999, the HistoryMakers has recorded the experiences of African Americans. Create a free acount to access clips of the video and written biographies.

Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History

University of Florida

Krueger-Scott Oral History Collection

Newark, NJ, interviews at Rutgers U. Libraries.

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History Social Studies

University of Kentucky

National Visionary Leadership Project

Interviews with elders.

Oral Histories of the American South - The Civil Rights Movement

University of North Carolina Library

Southern Oral History Program

Louis Round Wilson Special Collections, UNC Chapel Hill.

Southern Mosaic

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip from collections of the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

UNCG Oral History Collections

U.North Carolina, Greensboro

Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories

Collection of the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress

Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement

1950s-1960s radio programs, American Archive of Public Broadcasting.