African-American Studies

 

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The African-American studies minor at Mary Baldwin uses an inter-disciplinary approach to critically analyze, interpret, and research the history and culture of people of the African Diaspora. This minor provides resources for understanding African-Americans and African descended peoples in the broad context of cultural developments in the Americas generally and the United States specifically. Students use theoretical and practical models drawn from African-American studies, history, philosophy, politics, literature, sociology, music, and the arts.

African-American studies is available as a minor.

Additional Links

Association for the Study of African American Life and History
http://www.asalh.org/

Womanist Theory and Research
http://www.uga.edu/~womanist/

NAACP
http://www.naacp.org

Central Library, Vanderbilt University—Resources for African American and Diaspora Studies
http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/afam.shtml

Without Sanctuary
http://www.withoutsanctuary.org/main.html

Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs,1898-1992
Ms. Coll. 198
http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/photos/anderson/

Madame C.J. Walker—Images
http://indianahistory.org/library/digital_image/digitalpics.html#walker

The Face of Slavery & Other Early Images of African Americans
http://www.photographymuseum.com/faceof.html

The Jackson Davis Collection of African American Educational Photographs
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/collections/jdavis/

Digital Schomburg Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/

Mirror Images: Daguerreotype the Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/dagpres.html

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/dagamco.html

Portraits by Carl Van Vechten
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/vanvechten/index.html

United States National Slavery Museum
http://www.usnationalslaverymuseum.org/home.php

International Civil Rights Museum
http://www.sitinmovement.org/

Ferris State University Museum of Racist Memorabilia
http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/

National Civil Rights Museum
http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History
http://nmaahc.si.edu/

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
http://www.nlbm.com/

Motown Historical Museum
http://www.motownmuseum.com/mtmpages/index.html

DuSable Museum of African American History
http://www.dusablemuseum.org/

American Jazz Museum
http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com/

The Robert Russa Moton Museum
http://motonmuseum.com/

Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail
http://www.varetreat.com/

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/civilrights/

Separate but Not Equal: Race, Education, and Prince Edward County
http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/pec02d.html

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Amy J. Tillerson

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Jessica Gatewood ’00

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