Black Drama Third Edition contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Over 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
Over 11,000 works of short fiction and folklore produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors and ranges from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop.
Literature and essays on racial and feminist issues, written by authors from Africa and the African diaspora. Many of the writings have been hidden in rare and hard to find texts, obscure typewritten documents, photocopied journals, and other private sources.
Contains reference texts, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies chronicling the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of musical expression. Links to the audio streaming database American Song enable users to listen to music that accompanies the liner notes and album information. Users must create an account to create and access play lists.
This expanding set, currently numbering more than 70 print volumes, provides biographical essays about influential people of African descent around the globe who have made significant contributions in their own countries and/or worldwide. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
This full text archive contains several dozen resources, including several African-American Newspapers, Frank Leslie's Weekly, Godey's Lady's Book, The Civil War collection, South Carolina newspapers, American County Histories, Twelve Years a Slave and much more.
Collections Include: African American Newspapers The AMAROC News America & World War I America & World War I – Part II American County Histories American Inventor Anatomy of Protest in America The Civil War Collection Frank Leslie’s Weekly Godey’s Lady’s Book The Liberator National Anti-Slavery Standard Native Americans in History The Pennsylvania Gazette The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record Quarantine and Disease Control in America Reconstruction of Southern States: Pamphlets Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman South Carolina Newspapers Twelve Years A Slave The Virginia Gazette The Woman’s Tribune Women’s Suffrage Collection
Full text images of articles from 281 African American newspapers like the Cleveland Gazette (1883-1945), Plaindealer (1889-1958), and Washington Bee (1882-1922). The African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 package is included as a module for the America's Historical Newspapers database and is cross-searchable with that product.
Eventually this database will contain the full-text of major 19th century African-American newspapers providing first-hand stories by way of biographies as well as statistics, essays, editorials, and advertisements serving as primary source historical documentation. Search individual newspapers or group them together.
This African news site posts over 800 stories daily in English and French and offers multi-lingual streaming programming as well as over 900,000 articles in the archive, including the Africa News Service from 1996.
Covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with full-text coverage of hundreds of journals and books, and selective indexing for journals 1955-present.
Caribbean search offers full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Covering all areas of Caribbean study, it includes hundreds of full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.
The National Anti-Slavery Standard was a weekly newspaper published concurrently in New York City and Philadelphia (1840–1870), which featured writings from influential abolitionists fighting for suffrage, equality and emancipation. It contained essays, debates, speeches, events, reports and anything else deemed newsworthy in relation to the question of slavery in the United States and other parts of the world.
This multimedia database contains essays and articles, a timeline, videos, and images of the African experience throughout the Americas. This database is cross-searchable with journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other relevant content including the International Index to Black Periodicals full text, the Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender.