What's New in the Oxford African American Studies Center
What's New: Fall 2013
For the September 2013 update, the editors of the Oxford African American Studies Center have added a large amount of online-only content from the Dictionary of African Biography as well as articles from The African American National Biography.
Regional Spotlight: Atlanta
This regional spotlight also includes new biographies on Lonnie C. King Jr., a sit-in leader who became a controversial local NAACP leader expelled from the NAACP for his role in the Second Atlanta Compromise; Ethel Mae Mathews, welfare rights movement leader and "Atlanta's Fannie Lou Hamer;" and Howard Moore, Jr., SNCC's general council and Julian Bond's lawyer.
This fall update features a guest editorial entitled "Dirty South Hip-Hop," by Bertis English.
Primary Source Documents
20 new primary source documents, featuring original letters, reports, and addresses from Georgia, including Speech Delivered by Coretta Scott King at the Atlanta Gay Pride Festival (1996), Booker T. Washington on the Atlanta Riots (1906), and Planter to the Freedman's Bureau (1866). Please see below for the full list of newly added primary source documents.
New Articles and Biographies
This update also includes new online-only biographies from the Dictionary of African Biography project, including Mwai Kibaki, a former Kenyan president; Berenice II,Callimachus, and Lucius Septimus Severus, significant figures from antiquity; Donald Woods, a South African anti-apartheid activist; and Sarah Forbes Bonetta, an Atlantic slave trade survivor presented as a gift to Queen Victoria. These brand new entries are only available through the Oxford African American Studies Center.
Biographies from the African American National Biography project are continually updated, keeping the content within the Oxford African American Studies Center accurate. Updates for this fall include the biographies of a variety of musicians, athletes and notable figures: Jazz guitarist and television personality Kevin Eubanks; musician and son of Duke Ellington, Mercer Ellington; free jazz saxophonist Charles Gayle; football greats Jerome Brown and Randall Cunningham; popular singers India.Arie and Chaka Khan; and US Army chaplain Louis J. Beasley, among others.
New Teacher Resource
Explore a new teacher resource in the Learning Center on the Common Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 9–11.
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Primary Source Documents Added in Fall 2013
A Litany of Atlanta (1906)
A.F. Herndon Profiled in the Atlanta Constitution (1912)
Address Delivered by Shirley Sherrod at the Georgia NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet (2010)
Advertisement for Herndon's Barber Shops, Atlanta (1913)
Booker T. Washington on the Atlanta Riots (1906)
Dirty South (1995)
I Want to Die While You Love Me (1928)
Planter to the Freedman's Bureau (1866)
Letter from Jesse Max Barber Concerning the Atlanta Race Riot (1906)
Negro Insulter Heavily Fined (1906)
Report from Colonel Thomas W. Higginson Concerning a Raid Along the St. Mary's River (1863)
Requiem Dirge for Atlanta's Slain (1906)
Shall the Press Be Free? (1906)
Sharecropping Contract, Newtown County, Georgia (1865)
Speech Delivered by Coretta Scott King at the Atlanta Gay Pride Festival (1996)
Speech Delivered by Jefferson Franklin Long before the U.S. House of Representatives (1871)
Speech Delivered by Jesse Jackson at the Democratic Convention in Atlanta (1988)
Testimony of Aury Jeter, a Georgia Teacher (1871)
The Problem Solver Much in Evidence (1906)
The South Since the War (1866)
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