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Check out these resources from Leddy Library on Black History:

Black Studies Center

  • Combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago Defender, and the Black Literature Index. Includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and more.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/black-studies-center

African American Music Reference

  • Coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression through biography, discography, editorial, encyclopedia, essay, general reference, cover art, interview, liner notes, lyrics, and score.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/african-american-music-reference

Black Drama - 1850 to Present

  • Contains approximately 1200 plays by 200 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/black-drama

Black Women Writers

  • Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries, the database gives a view of black women's struggles through time. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of extraordinary writings. The database currently features over 73,000 pages of poetry and prose from women from Africa and the African Diaspora.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/black-women-writers

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

  • A resource on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition brings together original manuscript and rare printed material from dozens of libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field; each essay will have hypertext links to the primary sources it discusses. The project will encompass all the major themes, including: Slavery in the Early Americas; Urban and Domestic Slavery; Underground Railroad, and; Slavery Today, Legacy of Slavery.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/slavery-abolition-social-justice


  • A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. ARTstor also hosts the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program which makes available publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications free of charge to facilitate scholarship in the arts. To find IAP images, simply add "IAP" to your search criteria. IAP images will have an icon reading "IAP" located directly beneath their thumbnail image. More information about the IAP Program.
  • While not being strictly related to Black history, ARTstor contains high quality images/paintings/photographs from Black history and social culture.
  • Url: http://led.uwindsor.ca/artstor
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