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The Road to Freedom: Black Civil Rights Activists in the US: Home

Resources at Rohrbach Library and beyond dealing with heroes of the continuing struggles for equality in the United States

Streaming Video at RL

Freedom Summer (48 min)

Streaming Video at RL

The Life and Legend of Sojourner Truth (57 min)


The Songs Are Free: Bernice Johnson Reagon and African-American Music (58 min)

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Other Black History Resources of Interest

African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students and scholars with more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes the highly acclaimed Africana, which presents a powerful account of the African and African American experience in five volumes. The new Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience from the arrival of the black explorer, Esteban, who arrived with the Spanish in 1527, to the death of Frederick Douglass, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, offers the most extensive treatment of African American history into the twenty-first century. 

African American Newspapers

This collection of African American Newspapers contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Negro Leagues Baseball Sources

In September & October 2012, Rohrbach Library will host the stunning exhibit Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience. This guide highlights some of our many resources that focus on Negro Leagues baseball.

Frederick Douglass Sources

This study guide points toward resources in Rohrbach Library and around the web devoted to the great man.