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African American Studies: Arts & Culture

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


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 African American soldier, half-length portrait, facing frontLibrary of Congress Digital Collections






Kager Mays, African American Civil War soldier (between 1864 and 1865). Image from the Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs, Library of Congress.




Theatre and dance

Search terms

Her are some terms you can try when searching in Library resources to find information about the African Americans experience:

  • African American dance
  • African American theater
  • Hip hop
  • African Americans--music
  • African American art
  • African American motion picture producers and directors
  • Race in motion pictures
  • African Americans in motion pictures
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