Welcome to Oxford African American Studies Center
- The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field
- Over 2,500 images, more than 700 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 200 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content
- Discover over 60 "Focus On" articles which feature essays, photographic essays, and a selected list of articles that will further guide the reader here.
This Focus On photo series takes a look at an assortment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). An HBCU, according to the Higher Education Act of 1965 , is "any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association." Find out more.
Latest blog articles
- Why War Stories Could Reinjure Those Affected
- Nine Books To Read For Black History Month [reading list]
- Celebrating Black History Month With America’s Top Musicians [playlist]
- Letters from the Antebellum
- W.E.B. Du Bois and the literature of upheaval
- Black Press: The advent of the first African American newspapers
- Celebrating African American inventors
- The African Camus
- Jazz lives in the African American National Biography
The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography is a major biographical reference work covering the lives and legacies of notable Afro-descendants from the Caribbean and Latin American, men and women from all eras and walks of life.