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Journal of American History Podcast
The Journal of American History is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in the field of American history. Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December, the Journal continues its nine-decade-long career presenting original articles on American history.
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality
ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
The content is curated around six time periods:
- Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
- The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
- The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive
A comprehensive edition of the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 –1968) clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
The project was initiated by the King Center in Atlanta before moving to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford.
Online King Records Access (OKRA)
The Online King Records Access (OKRA) database provides archival locations for thousands of speeches, sermons, letters, and other documents by and about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Digital Public Library
A one stop discovery for more than 40 million digital cultural heritage objects - images, text, videos, and audio clips. Aggregated from 40+ libraries, archives, and museums across the US