Opened in 2016, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind. In this Focus On we explore the NMAAHC as well as some of the other museums dedicated to the African American experience.
The Oxford African American Studies Center turns ten years old in 2016, a milestone that was difficult to imagine in the early days of online reference publishing. Since its founding, AASC has built on its initial foundation by adding thousands of new articles, primary source documents, and learning resources.
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|Use the Oxford African American Studies Center to bring online learning into the classroom.||Vital statistics and reference articles on countries that have been central to the history of Africans and African Americans.||Explore photo essays on important events, people, and themes in African American history.|
Eric R. Jackson discusses the often overlooked African American history of Cincinnati.
This lesson plan explores two distinct youth movements in Baltimore during the 1930s and the 1950s/1960s which placed the city in the vanguard of the civil rights struggle.
Dr. Theresa Vara-Dannen discusses her work with high school students to create scholarly entries for the African American National Biography.
Okey Ndibe is the author of the acclaimed novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain. In this interview, he describes his recent fiction as an exploration of the broken American dream from an outsider, immigrant perspective, heavily influenced by the giants of West African literature such as Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe.
This feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on the Oxford African American Studies Center, including the African American National Biography, Africana, Black Women in America, the Encyclopedia of African American History, as well as the newly added Dictionary of African Biography and the Encyclopedia of African Thought.