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Simpson Library | Special Collections

African American Studies

Finding books to check out

The books in the catalog are tagged with phrases called "subject headings" that describe what each book is about. When you know the correct subject heading for your topic, you can search on that subject heading to find every book that the library has on the topic.

Here are some subject headings to help you find books about African American history and culture:

African American churches.
African American newspapers.
African American periodicals.
African American press.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Crimes against.
African Americans -- Ethnic identity.
African Americans -- Folklore.
African Americans -- Historiography.
African Americans -- History.
African Americans -- History -- Sources.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
African Americans -- Migrations.
African Americans -- Religion.
African Americans -- Segregation.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
African Americans -- Suffrage.

Databases -- History and Culture

Reference Books -- History and Culture

Websites -- History and Culture