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  • 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 
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Letter from the Editor

Henry Louis Gates. Jr

Read an excerpt from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, the companion book for the PBS series The Black Church, premiering in February 2021. Find out more.

When We See Us: Images from a Black Lives Matter Protest

Black Lives Matter

Informed by their backgrounds as artists, scholars, and most importantly, Black men working to center the voices of their community in their respective fields, authors, Charles Lee and Joseph Griffin, DrPH(c), MPH, explore aspects of identity, culture, and history to unearth layers of perceived and personal identities, histories and geographies in this latest photo essay. Find out more.

This month the African American Studies Center added 60 new articles to the site. Explore the recently published articles now.

Letter From the Editor

"The following is an excerpt from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, the companion book for the PBS series The Black Church, premiering in February 2021..."

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Augustus Jenkins, Jr., Winter Break

Latest Publication

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.

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News

JANUARY 26, 2021

What's new in January 2021

This month African American Studies Center adds 60 new articles.

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

New Photo Essay

This month the African American Studies Center added a new photo essay to the site. Explore "When We See Us: Images from a Black Lives Matter Protest" by Charles Lee and Joseph Griffin, DrPH(c), MPH now.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

What's New September 2020

This month African American Studies Center adds 50 new articles.