During October 2019 ProQuest have generously provided the University with full access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers
This access will allow any University member to explore and learn more about black history. For example:
- Examine the diversity of stances during the civil rights movement, including: endorsements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X, and the debate about integration and the Negro Baseball Leagues.
- Follow the crusade against racially restrictive housing covenants.
- Find obituaries and coverage of community events.
- Access thorough coverage of international events, such as apartheid in South Africa and Stephen Biko's Nobel Peace prize nomination, often overlooked by other newspapers.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago Defender, The Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, The Norfolk Journal and Guide, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post.
Each of the nine Historical Black Newspapers provides researchers with unprecedented access to perspectives and information that was excluded or marginalized in mainstream sources. And, all are cross-searchable with all other ProQuest Historical Newspapers–including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times–allowing researchers to evaluate history from multiple points of view.
For more information about resources and events in the Library for October, read the new library guide to Black HIstory Month 2019.
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