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African American and African Studies

About this Guide

Welcome to the WMU Libraries' subject guide for Africana/African American Studies.  This guide includes information resources to help you find books, journal articles, biographical infomration, chronologies, statistics, and much more to help you explore the field of Africana studies.

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The African Diaspora

Map Legend (selected key colors translated into English):

Colors of pie graphic indicate a county's ethnic composition.

  • Black = Black African ancestry
  • Brown = Black African & European ancestry
  • Wine-red = Multiracial

Composición étnica de América según Francisco Lizcano [African diaspora in the Americas by Francisco Lizcano.]. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from: 

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