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HIST 4270/7270 - African Americans in the 20th Century

Learning About the African-American Past

African-American history in the twentieth century involves:

  • Biographical stories of individual leaders
  • Demographic trails of internal migration and urbanization
  • Institutional stories of  schools, colleges, churches, media, in various states of segregation and integration
  • Stories of laws that liberated, protected, or punished African Americans
  • Stories of the effort to build Black wealth within families and communities, and barriers such efforts encountered

This guide aims to assist you in locating primary and secondary sources to aid in the study of this profoundly interesting and important facet of U.S. history.