African American Communities


Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina.

This collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera.

Key themes include desegregation, urban renewal and housing problems, civil rights activities and protests, Race relations and community integration, and African American culture.


Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff; off-campus access is available.
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Eresource type: 
Images, Music and Video
Primary Sources
Africana Studies–Also Useful
North Carolina–Also Useful
Adam Matthew