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HTY 141 & HTY 142: African American History: Find Books

Library Catalog (URSUS)

Possible Search Terms:
  • African American or Black with a narrower term (Folklore, Literature, etc.)
  • Race, Minorities, Multicuturalism
  • Apartheid, Segregation, Integration
  • Relocation, Assimilation
  • Consider: Ethnic vs. Ethnicity
  • Notable Individuals: Douglass, Fredrick
  • People of Color
  • Free Blacks

New York Times Black Culture and History News

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