Black Thought and Culture: African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present  Connect to Black Thought and Culture
  Black Thought and Culture is made available through a grant from the Unidel Foundation.
Also known as: BLTC
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When complete, Black Thought and Culture will provide approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature, and art. The collection begins with the works of Frederick Douglass and is targeted to include the works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Houston Baker, Jesse Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Bobby Seale, and many others. BLTC contains 912 sources with 741 authors which includes the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

The collection presents the materials from more than 100 individuals. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, letters and other fugitive material. The collection also includes biographical essays by leading scholars and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.

Coverage: Earliest times to the present
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Related Resources: African American Studies
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Producer: Alexander Street Press

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14