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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.

Timely Resources

Black America and COVID-19

Research guide on documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Black America from Harvard University, Sep 10, 2020.

Black Lives Matter Portal

Research about the history and social science of racism and police violence. Freely available eBooks, journal articles and research blogs on Social Inequality & Systemic Racism; Policing Race & Civil Unrest; and, podcast of stories of Black women in research. By SpringerNature

Black Lives Matter: 80 Years of Black Americans’ Public Opinion and How the U.S. Public Views Black America

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Cornell University,

Documenting Ferguson

Digital media following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, 

Racism and Protest Resources

Feeding the Elephant's list of resources from libraries, university presses, and scholars on the subjects of racism, racial justice, police brutality, and protest.

Report on Chicago's Response to George Floyd Protests and Unrest

City of Chicago; Office of Inspector General; February 18, 2021; 152 pgs.