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Gwendolyn Brooks Event
Feb 27, 2014
Celebrate the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks on April 24th

New digital acquisition
Feb 19, 2014
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century, 1895-1992

Gwendolyn Brooks Archive Acquired
Oct 18, 2013
Extensive literary manuscripts and archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917-2000)

New Hip Hop Archive
Oct 4, 2013
Hip-Hop has a Home at Harvard University

New DAAS evening course
Jul 25, 2013
AFRO 102: Researching the African American Experience

New digital acquisition

Feb 19, 2014

The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1 (ProQuest History Vault) consists of primary source documents from the personal papers of African Americans and records of civil rights organizations.  Covering 1895 to 1992, this module focuses on the experiences of individual African Americans, as told through diaries, personal correspondence and more.  Included are the personal papers of Claude A. Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, A. Philip Randolph, and Bayard Rustin.  In addition, the module includes important records from a number of organizations including the American Committee on Africa, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Revolutionary Action Movement, and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.