For those looking for scholarly articles on Black history culture, the Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC)is a great place to start. The Oxford AASC combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes:
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“Langston Hughes. A portrait of the author in Paris in 1938.”
“Esther Afua Ocloo. Ocloo, second from left, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, left, receiving the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, New York, 1990, with actors Peter Weller and Raul Julia.”
“Swamp Encampment. General Marion shares a meal of sweet potatoes prepared by his slave, Oscar Marion, with a British officer. Painting by John Blake White, Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876.”
“Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African American professional nurse, c. 1860s. In 1976 she was named to the nursing Hall of Fame.”
“Dancing the Lindy. Woman dancing the Lindy, also known as the jitterbug, at a juke joint in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on a Saturday afternoon in November 1939. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott.”
“The Old Original North Carolinians, Ex-Slave Troupe,” lithograph poster, 1876. The central image shows these minstrels onstage in the traditional semicircle, but the inclusion of women in the troupe was an innovation that began at around this time. Although African American minstrels were not new—a few black troupes had performed in earlier days—they became increasingly important after the Civil War. If the North Carolinians were typical, they may have included spirituals in their show.”
“4th U.S. Colored Infantry. Though black soldiers were forced to endure material shortages, inferior pay, and a general lack of regard from white commanders and politicians, by war’s end some 200,000 had enlisted to serve the Union cause.”
(Source: Oxford AASC)