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African American Studies

This guide features resources relevant to research in African American history and culture, race and identity, and the African diaspora.

Searching the Catalog by Subject

Items in the WRLC catalog are organized by Library of Congress Subject Heading in addition to author, title, and call number. Subjects are broken down in hierarchies, from broad to specific. Some items are cataloged under more than one subject heading. Below are some general subject terms related to segregation in the American South:

  • African Americans --Employment --History
  • African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--History
  • African Americans --Segregation
  • African Americans --Southern States --Segregation
  • African Americans--Southern States--Social conditions
  • Discrimination in housing--United States
  • Miscegenation --Southern States --History
  • Race discrimination --United States --History
  • Racism --United States --History
  • Segregation in education
  • Southern States --Race relations
  • United States --Race relations
  • United States--Race relations--20th century

From the catalog home page, select  "Subject Heading" from the drop down menu. You may enter the search terms as they appear above or insert your own. Happy searching!

AU Archives and Special Collections



Internet Resources and Databases

Jobs and Labor


Segregation and Racism

Racial Violence