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.
African American Museums
This photo series takes a look at an assortment of African American Museums. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of NNAAHC, said "there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history." Each of the museums in this photo essay, provide history, restoration, and a continuing dialogue for African American culture and art. Find out more.
Read more about the life of Cheryl Dunye, dirctor and pioneer in queer independent filmmakers who changed LGBTQ+ representation in film in the 1990s. 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
This month the African American Studies Center added 9 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..."
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.