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
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The Second Great Migration of African Americans saw men and women trek from southern and northern U.S. cities to California in the early 1940s. In this photo essay, Michael Cheers explores a few institutions that are emblematic of the state of African Americans in the Bay Area.
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
May 2020 Update
This month the African American Studies Center added 39 new articles to the site. Explore the recently published articles now.
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