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Welcome to Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
Black Thought and Culture uses PhiloLogic software, developed at the University of Chicago, to enable in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.  We have recently upgraded the PhiloLogic software, enhancing performance and giving the collection a fresh new look.  We have improved the search engine for better performance and introduced new toolbar navigation for easier browsing, but all other functionality of the collection remains the same.   

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Black Music by Imamu Amiri Baraka

Baraka explores results and future implications of jazz music by discussing the major artists, performances and compositions that shaped the genre.

Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert

The famous orator's life story and transformation from illiterate slave to highly regarded abolitionist speaker.

Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye
by Michael Eric Dyson

Dyson's "biocriticism" paints a new story on the late singer's musicianship, spirituality, and sexuality.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Assata's memoirs, told in the frame work of the turbulent late '60s and '70s produces not only a autobiography or activism but a fascinating personal history of the period.

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