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HIST 116/AFST 116 Black Health, Trauma and Resistance

Historical African American Newspapers Online (courtesy of Marist College)

This guide was created at Marist College.  Please note that some of the resources may not be accessible to non-Marist students.  However, many of the links are from freely available websites so you may find this guide helpful.

HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice

"Containing publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more, this database covers civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans."

Independent Voices (Open Access Resource)

Black Freedom Struggle from ProQuest


Documents Relating to Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Please note:  Numerous articles have been published relating to the Tuskegee Study.  A particular series entitles "Untreated Syphilis in the Male Negro" may be helpful--these are articles published in the 1950s by the Venereal Disease Program of the U.S. Public Health Service.  Locate these particular articles by doing a title search in the database PUBMED/MEDLINE (not all articles will be available in full text, in those cases, use our Interlibrary Loan service. 

And try Discovery, America: History and Life, and ProQuest databases for other secondary articles. 

Black Life in America

"Black Life in America: The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today
From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound
impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into
centuries of African American history, culture and daily lifeas well as the ways the dominant

culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent." 

Click on the link below for the full guide to this database.

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