Resource of the Week: Black Thought and Culture

Frederick Douglas
Source: Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Resource: Black Thought and Culture

Find out more about it: from Lorraine Wochna or in the African American Studies subject guide.

Black Thought and Culture is a database with interdisciplinary resources and featuring non-fiction works by American Black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures which span 250 years of history. These authors include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Jesse Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Bobby Seale, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson and several others.

Among the close to 100,000 pages of writing, Black Thought and Culture includes access to the Black Panther Newspaper 1967-1980. While there are snippets across the web, this is one of the few places that you can gain complete access to the paper.

Whether you are studying political science, American history, music, literature or art, the Black Thought and Culture database is the premier resource to access writings from black authors. To begin searching, you can choose a time period, historical event, author or location.