Antiracism Resources in Randall Library

Antiracism Resources from Randall Library's Collection

Randall Library is committed to addressing systemic racism in our community. One effort we have made is to compile a list of personal reading and teaching resources. Titles may be in both print and electronic formats. We will continue to add titles to this list. If you have a recommended resource you would like the library to purchase, please contact Melissa Raymer,

Addressing & Talking About Racism -- Systemic Racism -- Afro-Latinx Experience -- Whiteness -- Activism -- Racism in Science, Health, and Technology -- Intersectional Perspectives -- Lived Experience -- Lived Experience (Non-Black POC Experiences) -- Historical Trauma -- Criminal Justice/Legal Issues -- Lethal Violence & Police Brutality -- Local & Other Books -- Children's and Young Adult Books -- Streaming Videos and DVDs -- Databases -- Journals -- Related Guides

NC LIVE's Anti-Racism Reading List

This reading list is a curated selection of eBook titles available in the NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection.

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Search digitized content on African American history from over 1000 libraries and archives.

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Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

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African American Newspapers Series 1

Chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience, African American Newspapers, Series 1, features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans constitute valuable primary sources for researchers exploring such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more.

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African American Newspapers Series 2

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1. Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2 significantly increase access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women’s studies; and cultural, literary and social history.

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African-American Poetry

Contains nearly 3,000 poems from African-American poets in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

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African-American Poetry (20th Century)

Contains nearly 9,000 poems from African American poets of the 20th century.

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Historical Black Newspapers

This collection of historical black newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Publications include:

  • The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-2010)
  • Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
  • Michigan Chronicle (1934-2010)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922 - 1993)
  • Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2010)
  • Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002)
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American Civil Liberties (ACLU) Papers

Drawing from the records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), it focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. The American Civil Liberties Union has throughout its history consistently stood at the center of controversies involving the rights of Americans. Its records offer researchers a unique view of the inner workings of the organization and the hundreds of groups with which the ACLU interacted. 

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USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

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Civil Rights and Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century

Features records of NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, CORE, and federal records on the black freedom struggle. Part of the History Vault database.

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Disclaimer and Feedback

The collaborators on this guide have attempted to bring together select quality, relevant resources for the anti-racist issues in this guide, but we are not immune from the limits and hidden biases of our own privileges and perspectives.

We welcome and greatly appreciate any feedback and suggestions for the guide, particularly from the perspectives and experiences of the marginalized groups listed and not listed here.