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Black + African American Studies: Home

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents is a great source for 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: 

  1. Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)       
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)