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African Americans: Books & Media

Resources about the history of being Black in America. And also about Africans.

Subject Headings

Using Subject Keyword in the catalog, try  African American  or  African Americans

Here are some more exact Subject Headings in these areas  :

African American civil rights workers 
African American families               
African American intellectuals          
African American musicians              
African American women -- Biography     
African American women -- Ethnic identity
African Americans --  Biography       
African Americans -- Civil rights       
African Americans -- Fiction             
African Americans -- History            
African Americans -- Music              
African Americans - Politics & government
African Americans - Race identity     
African Americans - Social conditions
Racism  -- United States                  
Slavery -- United States -- History     


E-books from ProQuest (new)

How to find books and media

--> Library Catalog:
Provides access to the location of materials in our Library System at all 4 SLCC library locations, including books, some of the e-books, DVDs, and reserve materials (kept at desk for classes, like textbooks).   NOTE : See OneSearch at DATABASES for many more e-books.

Limit the search after your first search to improve the search, to limit it, and to sort it.  Electronic books are only online.

Book example at Jordan Campus: Unconscious Bias in Schools at :  371.82996073 B443U 2019

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Searching for Diversity Material

Search Terms

The terminology that describes various groups changes over time. The current term “African-American” has replaced the older term “Afro-American,” which in turn replaced the much older "Negro" and "colored."  They are also called "Blacks" or "Black Americans."

Here are some common search terms dealing with African Americans. This list isn't definitive, but gives examples which can be used in your searching in the online catalog, in library databases, or on the Internet.

 Affirmative action,   African Americans,  Black race,  Hate crimes, Ku Klux Klan,  Prejudices, Racial profiling,  Racism, Slavery

Subject Guide

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