Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and Occupy Wall Street, the Black Lives Matter movement has challenged issues that have long plagued the African American community, such as police brutality and racial profiling.
The Oxford African American Studies Center turned 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.|
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.