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African American Studies

New Titles in African American Studies

You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays

You Don't Know Us Negroes is the quintessential gathering of provocative essays from one of the world's most celebrated writers, Zora Neale Hurston. Spanning more than three decades and penned during the backdrop of the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Montgomery bus boycott, desegregation of the military, and school integration, Hurston's writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could.

Black Trans Feminism

In Black Trans Feminism Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each.

"Beyond This Narrow Now"

In "Beyond This Narrow Now" Nahum Dimitri Chandler shows that the premises of W. E. B. Du Bois's thinking at the turn of the twentieth century stand as fundamental references for the whole itinerary of his thought.

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Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic in African American Studies or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call numbers:

  • BR 563: African Americans Religion (lower level)
  • E184.5-185.98: African American History (second floor)
  • E441-453: Slavery, Antislavery Movements (second floor)
  • HT 1501-1595: Race, including race as a social group and race relations (second floor)
  • LC 2699-2913: Education of African Americans (third floor)
  • PN 1995.9 N4: African Americans in Motion Pictures (third floor)
     

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