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African American Studies: Biography

Resources on African American history, literature, biography, and arts as well as racism and statistical resources


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General resources

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

W.E.B. Du Bois

Biographies & Memoirs

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Use the Library's OneSearch below to find more books, videos, and articles. Use filters on the left side of the screen to limit your search. You can filter by Resource Type (just ebooks, just articles, etc.), by Date, and more. Check out our video tutorial for a brief overview of OneSearch.

Here are some subject terms you might find useful to get started:

  • Biographies
  • African American [group of persons] For example, African American athletes, African American women, African American civil rights workers, etc.

If your focus is articles, you'll get more results and better search capabilities if you use a subject database. Here are some databases for researching African American biography:

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