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Using NYPL resources to enrich your African American History studies


Toussaint Louverture, about 1795., Digital ID 1228923, New York Public LibraryToussaint Louverture, about 1795
(NYPL Digital Gallery)
Use the resources of NYPL to engage your students with the rich and complex history of African Americans. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has several online exhibitions that make NYPL resources easily accessible and usable in your classroom: 

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience:

African Americans in American Politics:

The African Presence in the Americas 1492-1992:

and much more!


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Research on school desegregation in Clarendon County, SC

Hello, I am a doctoral student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. I am currently doing my dissertation on the aftermath of school desegregation in Clarendon County, South Carolina. 1945-1965. Do you have any relevent primary sources which will aid in my work.[NAACP Records, Urban League, Political Records etc.] P.S. What is the process for using the archives when I visit the museum. Patrick Brunson 2707 Norland Rd, Baltimore, Md 21230 410-646-5063

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