Bordered on one side by Lake Michigan and by the rest of the United States on all others, Chicago has long been a center of African American history, politics, and culture.
We find ourselves today in one of those moments—a new nadir in the line of progress—when scholars, activists, and educators need to regroup, refocus, and reenergize if their work is to "bend" what Dr. King famously invoked from the abolitionist Theodore Parker as the "arc of the moral universe."
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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.|
Franklin W. Knight introduces the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.
This lesson plan explores the legacy of the Underground Railroad in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio as well the effect it had on the nation at large.
Dr. Theresa Vara-Dannen discusses her work with high school students to create scholarly entries for the African American National Biography.
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.