Extractions: This research guide provides information about the major print, electronic and Web resources for African-American history and culture. See also the African-American Literature Research Guide prepared by English and American Literature Bibliographer, Brendan Rapple. For more information, contact Marilyn Grant, Bibliographer for Black Studies (617-552-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extractions: Anani Dzidzienyo , Afro-American Studies and Portuguese-Brazilian Studies, Brown University At the turn of the twentieth century, the popular image of Brazil was that of a tropical utopia for people of color, and it was looked upon as a beacon of hope by African Americans. Reports of this racial paradise were affirmed by notable black observers until the middle of this century, when the myth began to be challenged by North American blacks whose attitudes were influenced by the civil rights movement and burgeoning black militancy. The debate continued and the myth of the racial paradise was eventually rejected as black Americans began to see the contradictions of Brazilian society as well as the dangers for people of color. David Hellwig has assembled numerous observations of race relations in Brazil from the first decade of the century through the 1980s. Originally published in newspapers and magazines, the selected commentaries are written by a wide range of African-American scholars, journalists, and educators, and are addressed to a general audience.
Extractions: I have included a list of notable gay, lesbian, and bisexual people because I feel it's important for the gay community (particularly gay and lesbian youth) and the general population to realize that gay people have made, and continue to make invaluable contributions to society. Having a list of notable gay and lesbian people also helps put a face on civil rights issues being debated across the country. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of famous gays , but rather a sampling of the gay, lesbian and bisexual people who have helped shape our world, and continue to enrich our lives. Pehaps even more important is to remember that someone you know, respect, care about, or love is gay.
African-American Resources: The Gateway Americans Brief directory information on over 15,500 notable living Black The OSUDepartment of African American and African studies WWW Information http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/gateway/bib/african.html
Extractions: The Gateway to Information Instructions: Click on any box to view relevant titles with specific types of information. Click on any title for location, call number, date, etc., or to search online resources. Main Menu Gateway Subjects Gateway Titles Search The Gateway ... OSU Libraries Useful Sources for Information in a Search Strategy Format (See also: Minorities Race Relations Background Information Words ... Further Research (General and Subject Encyclopedias) Black History Museum [WWW] Graphics and full text of interactive exhibits on the Black Resistance, The Tuskegee Airmen, Jackie Robinson, The Black Panther Party, The Million Man March, Black American troops in World War II and more. Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition [WWW] Contains nearly 51,000 full text articles on a wide range of topics, including 15,000 biographies, maps, speeches, and more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references to link relevant information. Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery Alphabetically arranged entries provide extensive definitions and discussions of the social, institutional, intellectual, and political aspects of slavery in the United States. Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights Contains over 800 short articles on a wide variety of individuals, organizations, events and court cases on the period since emancipation.
Extractions: Held by Columbia University Libraries GENERAL : Handbooks, Bibliographies, Biographical Sources, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Directories, Statistics, Maps, Quotations, Indexes LITERATURE : Bibliographies, Biographical Sources, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Indexes HISTORY : Bibliographies, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Statistics, Indexes, Chronologies RELIGION : Bibliographies, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Directories LANGUAGE : Bibliographies, Dictionaries MUSIC and ART : Bibliographies, Biographical Sources, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Directories, Indexes FILM and THEATRE : Bibliographies, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Directories, Indexes SOCIAL SCIENCES : Bibliographies, Directories SPORTS : Bibliographies, Biographical Sources
African American Studies TITLE EMPOWER THE people AUTHOR TONY BROWN ISBN 0 TITLE AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORSAUTHOR MCKINLEY BURT JR. 07658-0463-8 PRICE $21.00 notable black and http://www.headstartbooks.com/aamerican/afroamer2.htm
Extractions: Finally, here is the fun , easy-to-use guide that African American have deen waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems,solutions, and sources unique to African American. TITLE:DISCOVERING BLACK NEW YORK ......A Guide to the City's Most Important African Amreican Landmarks, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Sites, and More PRICE: Discovering Bkack New York is the book that takes you on a fascinating, off-the-beaten-track tour of the Big Apple. From the world-famous Apollo Theatre to the respected Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to the many excellent soul food restaurants, this unusual city travel guide covers all the hot spots, including historical sites, museums and art galleries, shopping, tours,nightclubs, and other attractions related to African American history and culture. TITLE:BLACK FLIMS.....
Afro American Manhood Gay Picture 8110. Asian American studies Program Find A Grave is a resourcefor finding the final resting places of notable people. You http://www.calgaryhabitat.com/big-football-player.htm
Extractions: John Freeman Robert Zemeckis' 1994 release Forrest Gump was widely acclaimed by the critics, receiving flattering reviews and three academy awards upon its release. One reviewer writes, "The main character remains a child in heart in spirit, even as his body grows to maturity. Hanks is called upon yet again to play the innocent" (Berardinelli, 1). This was the typical reception of Forrest Gump: innocent entertainment that provides a comprehensive historical background of the 1960's and 70's. These light-hearted mechanizations, as we will see, are exactly where the movie's racist and insidious ideologies are most effective. I might pose the question to Berardinelli, "What is so innocent about Forrest Gump?" We must look no further than the character's namesake, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of the Ku Klux Klan, to see why such a read is so limiting. The film's most overt attack on blackness comes in the form of a familiar friend to the Hollywood audience, the Sambo. When Forrest goes to his boot camp to prepare for the Vietnam War, he immediately befriends an African American young man named Bubba, played by Mykelti Williamson. Bubba operates on a few different levels in the film, from playing the comical sidekick to Forrest, to playing the effeminate virginal character in the completion of the generic demands of the romance. By having such a buffoonish white protagonist at the forefront of his movie, Zemeckis has largely avoided criticism concerning his representation of race. However, if we view Bubba and Forrest as racial correlatives, disharmonies in the manner that Zemeckis represents these two characters become quite visible.
Research In Ethnic Studies many encyclopedias with Ethnic studies content (ask Atlas of africanamerican historyKNIGHT REFERENCE - E185 notable Asian Americans KNIGHT REFERENCE - E184 http://libweb.uoregon.edu/guides/ethnicstudies/
Extractions: Starting Your Research Finding Articles Finding Books Web Resources Following is a selected list of general resources for starting research in U.S. Ethnic Studies. While many of these resources cover all US ethnic groups, the resources that focus on particular ethnic groups were chosen because of an instructional or research focus on that group at the UO. The UO Libraries' collections contain a wealth of information on all US ethnic groups. For further assistance, contact Robin Paynter, Area Studies/Reference Librarian, at (541) 346-2689 or email These sources are useful because they provide synopses of a research field, background information on a specific issue, or help you identify a research topic by perusing them. Encyclopedias (KNIGHT REFERENCE) Scholarly encyclopedias are great for their short, information packed articles summarizing the history and current academic views on a subject. Articles are usually written by an expert in the field, and often have citations to help you find further relevant information. There are many encyclopedias with Ethnic Studies content (ask @ the Reference Desk if you don't find what you need); below please find a select list of some of the most prominent. (TIP: you'll find many more resources near these on the Reference bookshelves, space limitations preclude listing all available sources):
African American Studies Research Guide African American studies Library Research Guide useful for beginning research in African American studies. It points to atlases, We the people An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~savega/aframer.htm
Extractions: Asian American Research ... LGBT Research This is a selected list of specialized reference resources that are useful for beginning research in African American studies. It points to atlases bibliographies, indexes and abstracts bio-bibliographies biographical sources ... encyclopedic sources , and statistical sources . Many of these resources may be found in (or be accessible through) your local academic institution's library. Call numbers and locations listed on this page refer to those at Iowa State University. If you need help in locating or using materials, please ask your local reference librarian for assistance. Looking for African American videos in Parks Library? Atlases (to locate geographic, cultural, or demographic information) African-American Atlas: Black History and Culture An Illustrated Reference. Molefi K. Asante and Mark T. Mattson. 1998. REF E185 A79 1998 Excellent historical atlas provides information on African peoples and cultures from pre-history to the present. Long, informative, and decidedly afrocentric essays accompany each chapter (e.g., the section on twelfth century African presence in Mexico and Central America, presented here as fact), along with many illustrations and maps. An indispensable and provocative resource.
Recommended African American Web Sites Recommended African American Websites Diversity Ethnic studies by Susan A. Vega García This list includes selected African American web resources useful for academic research and information purposes. please see my African American studies Library Research Guide in the US. notable other resources are also included. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~savega/afr_amer.htm
Extractions: Library Research Guides This list includes selected African American web resources useful for academic research and information purposes. (If you are doing library research, please see my African American Studies Library Research Guide also.) Only Websites that are reflective of African American realities were considered; sites that are exclusively African in origin or focus are only rarely included. Recommended Websites listed below were evaluated for breadth, perceived authority, stability, usefulness, and accuracy. Web index sites, clearinghouses, directories (all sites that gather or point to resources elsewhere), and e-journals and electronic news (publications, newspapers, and news programs that include actual content, as opposed to just tables of contents or subscription information) are the focus. Another section reviews a number of new commercial African American portals and commercial subject directories now being developed and marketed to African Americans in the US.
African American Resources Beginning Library Research on African American studies. The New York Public LibraryAfrican American Desk Reference notable Black American Men REFB/E/185.86/.N68 http://www.library.mwc.edu/afro.htm
Social Studies School Service Black History Index Internet exercises, reproducible lessons from activity books, and reviews of special materials that present exciting ways to bring africanamerican history into your classroom via the Web. http://socialstudies.com/feb/blackhistory.html
Africana Studies. WMU Libraries. notable Black American Women E185.96 .N68 1992 (Ref that allows immediate access toAfricanAmerican centers in Bibliographic guide to Black studies Z881 .N592 http://www.wmich.edu/library/sr/black-american-studies.html
Extractions: The following is a selected list of resources for Black American Studies. For further assistance ask for help at the Reference Desk or make an appointment with Mae O'Neal, Subject Liaison for Black American Studies. 387-5213, email@example.com Background Information Dictionary of African historical biography.
Extractions: Reference Materials The titles on this select bibliography are located in the reference collection of KSU Libraries' DOW Multicultural Resource Center (DOWMRC) on Hale Library's third floor. In support of KSU's American Ethnic Studies Program, the MRRC's reference collection emphasizes works on African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. General reference works on diversity and ethnicity are also included. Census, Demographic, Socioeconomic Data Ethnicity Issues and Race Relations Immigration/Migration History and Data African Americans ... Native Americans Atlas of American Diversity E 184.A1 S575 1998 National Cultures of the World: A Statistical Reference HA 155.P37 1997 Big Book of Minority Opportunities: The Directory of Special Programs for Minority Group Members HD 5724.B54 1997 Dictionary of Multicultural Education LC 1099.D53 1997 Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations GN 496.C37 1996
Extractions: Colby's African American Studies Program Subject Headings for finding Books in the Library Use both subject heading and word searches to find everything on your topic. Ask a Reference Librarian to help you find all the appropriate subject headings. Some of the most important are listed below. African American - Used as an adjective to describe a portion of a group of people or things. e.g. african american actors, african american college students. African Americans - Used as subject for works about U.S. citizens of African descent. e.g. African Americans - Civil Rights, African Americans -Religion. African Americans In - Used to mean "as portrayed in", or in a profession. e.g. African Americans in motion pictures or African Americans in the motion picture industry. Blacks - Used for works about Blacks as an element in the population of a country. It usually has a geographic subdivision. e.g. Blacks Great Britain Social Conditions or Jamaica Blacks Fiction. Race - is used in the sociological or ethnographic sense. It has narrower "see also" references for Black Race, Caucasian Race, Race Relations, etc.
African American Studies Sample subject headings for African American studies African American Perspectives Pamphlets from the Daniel AP Fisk University has a notable collection of http://www.middlebury.edu/~lib/africanamguide.html
Extractions: see the Article Index page for African American Studies SPECIALIZED JOURNALS AVAILABLE AT MIDDLEBURY Location and format: For online journals [M] indicates that Middlebury pays for a subscription. By publisher license agreements, these are restricted to Middlebury students, faculty, and staff. Titles not linked are either in print or on microform. For print publications current issues are in the reading room on the main floor of Starr Library; past years are in the bound periodicals section (both arranged alphabetically). See map for locations. Microform publications are either on microfilm (arranged by MF # ) or microfiche (arranged alphabetically). See map for location. Check the Midcat online catalog for more detailed information.
Pan-African Studies Guide: University Libraries text of several major African American newspapers published Includes interviews, criticalstudies, and obituaries, as well and records of notable performances. http://library.louisville.edu/research/panafrican/path.html
Extractions: Contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and moreboth the famous and the everyday person. (Chadwyck-Healey) African American Newspapers: the 19th Century
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