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African American Experience

Collage of notable African American people from throughout history

The African American Experience: The American Mosaic online encompasses the myriad contributions of African Americans who have achieved cultural and historical prominence. This electronic resource includes:

  • Nearly 1,000 biographies of such famous political and social figures as W.E.B. DuBois, Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, and Mary McLeod Bethune as well as such fascinating contemporary figures as Amiri Baraka, Muhammad Ali, and Oprah Winfrey
  • Roughly 8,000 primary and secondary sources, including the complete WPA (Works Progress Administration) Slave Narratives collection, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, and statistics
  • Roughly 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images