Monday, January 22, 2007

african american studies

The African American studies collection at the Newberry has over 2000 books and pamphlets regarding the anti-slavery movement. The selection includes historical and genealogical society papers, newspapers and periodicals, county, city and state histories and music materials. They also have more than 2000 travel accounts to Africa dating from the 19th century. This includes a developed collection relating to Portugal’s exploration and colonization of Africa. The library also contains some accounts of the Afro-Latin experience in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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