Black History Month

Post Date:
Feb 20, 2020

In honour of February being Black History Month, we are highlighting a selection of important primary source databases available to you through Queen’s University Library:

  • African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
    Features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans.
  • African American Poetry and Twentieth Century African American Poetry
    Poetry texts, from the first recorded poem by an African American to the major poets of the twentieth century, including the poetry of Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, and Rita Dove.
  • African American Studies – Oxford Bibliographies
    Provides bibliographic articles that identify, organize, cite, and annotate scholarship on key areas of African American Studies—culture, politics, law, history, society, religion, and economics.
  • Black Drama: 1850 to Present
    Contains the full text of nearly 1,500 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 233 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
  • Black Studies Center
    A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    Full-text non-fiction works by leading African-Americans. Includes books, essays, journal articles, speeches, pamphlets, letters, and interviews.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
    This resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, images, and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.

For more information on Black History resources, please consult our research guides Black & African Diaspora Studies and Nineteenth Century African American Literature and/or contact your librarian.

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