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Black Life in America Database

By Loyola University on Mon, 01/25/2021 - 11:16

Test Drive an Exciting Database

An easy-to-use online resource for every institution working toward social justice and racial equity.

From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. While many Black achievements are not covered in most textbooks, Black Life in America—a unique digital archive of news media—presents the broad sweep of African American history in ways no other online resource can match. By offering balanced coverage from diverse sources published across four centuries, this extraordinary product provides critical perspectives on the experiences of being Black in America.

From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers an expansive window onto centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Packed with information unavailable elsewhere, Black Life in America is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications. At a time when social justice is a prevalent topic, this three-part collection is an invaluable resource for exploring issues of equity, race, and related topics.

Try out this database and let the library know if we should put it on our wish list! Click on the link below to access the database. (Off-campus users will use SSO credentials to log in.)

Database trial runs through March 20, 2021.