Illinois Documentary History of Black Studies

 

This series aims to document Black Studies programs in Illinois and beyond by means of archival research and interviews with program leaders, and then to provide the results in digital form via IDEALS as well as hard copy. Bound volumes are deposited at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the Vivian Harsh Collection of the Chicago Public Library, and the home institution.

One of the outcomes of the standardized approach is that the material results in a national dataset, much in the way the North American Slave Narratives were developed: a collective effort to document a historical experience that will stand the test of time and provide a fertile field for research. Black Studies is one of the most important achievements of the Black Power movement. The series acknowledges the significance of this historical practice that lives into the 21st century.

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  • Hamilton, Jonathan (Editor) (Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010)
    I began this archival research project on the Black/Urban Studies program at South Suburban Community College (SSCC hereafter) in the fall semester of 2009 in the course titled, Core Problems in African American Studies ...

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  • Alkalimat, Abdul (Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010)

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  • LeNoble, Marie-Edith (Editor) (Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010)
    This volume is a compilation of documents related to the history of Black Studies at Northwestern University. The project was the requirement of a course of Afro American Studies Afr0500, core problems in African American ...

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  • Laing, Tony (Editor) (Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010)
    The creation of the formal Black studies program at the University of Illinois Springfield was established due to the political times, which included Jessie Jackson’s visit to campus as a presidential candidate. ...

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  • Hoffman, Ruth (Editor) (Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2010)
    This was the primary assignment for AFRO 500 in the fall of 2009. In addition to reading a number of texts that introduced the main topics of African American Studies in general, this assignment required each student to ...

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