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HIS 221 - African-American History: Home

This course covers African-American history from the Colonial period to the present. Topics include African origins, the slave trade, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement, and contributions of African Americans.

Black History Month - February 2022

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Celebrate Black History with the Library!

Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month to honor the accomplishments of African Americans throughout U. S. history, highlighting their contributions to science, literature, art, politics, education, and more. Check out some of the Library resources below to learn more. 

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Black Freedom Website

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In Black Freedom Struggle, there are primary source documents from several of the time periods in American History when the river of the Black Freedom Struggle ran more powerfully, while not losing sight of the fierce, often violent opposition that Black people have faced on the road to freedom.

This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six phases of Black Freedom:

  1. Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

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