The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
The Baltimore Afro-American was one of the most widely circulated African American newspapers. The paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy. To see Baltimore history unfold, start here.
Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Starting with Victorian plays and working up to the present, Black Drama from Alexander Street Press includes plays and biographies, play bills, images, production notes, performance information and much more.
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Black Short Fiction from Alexander Street Press brings together works by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora, from earliest times to present. It presents traditions ranging from early african oral traditions to Hip Hop and covers fables, parables, ballads, folktales, short stories, trickster tales, story cycles and novellas.
Black Thought and Culture from Alexander Street Press connects students and researchers with works by leading African Americans. More than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles and interviews, written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrate the evolution of what it means to "be black". Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers and others are represented.