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  • Subject: African American women
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    • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

    • Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
    • African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
    • Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

    • Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
    • African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
    • Eyes on the Prize Interviews

    • This collection offers full-text access to transcripts of interviews filmed for the PBS Eyes on the Prize documentary series that premiered January 21, 1987. Among the women interviewed: Virginia Durr, Myrlie Evers, Patricia Harris, Constance Baker...
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • Alabama; Mississippi; Tennessee
    • Katherine Dunham Collection at the Library of Congress

    • Historic film footage and photographs document Dunham's dance technique and field work. In additional video clips from 2002, Dunham discusses the importance of the hands, arms, and feet in her technique.
    • African American dance; African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • Doctor or Doctress?

    • This site combines compelling stories with a variety of primary sources to bring the history of women physicians to a wide audience. The stories explore a range of topics: the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; Civil War surgeon Mary Walker;...
    • Women physicians; African American women physicians; Medicine -- Study and teaching
    • United States
    • African American Catholics of the United States

    • This collection includes 225 photographs of African American Catholics in 25 states. In addition to photos of families, school children, and church dedications, highlights include group portraits of the National Black Sisters Conference General...
    • African American Catholics; African American women; Nuns
    • United States
    • Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy

    • This online exhibit explores Dunham's dance and film career, global activism, and anthropological work.
    • African American women; Choreographers; Women dancers
    • United States
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    • This collection offers scripts from the following plays: Meet the Mamma (1925); Cold Keener (1930); De Turkey and de Law (1930); Spunk (1935); and Polk County (1944).
    • African American women authors; Drama; Dramatists
    • United States
    • Teachers' Domain: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

    • Highlights include interviews with Diane Nash, and Rosa Parks, and Sonia Sanchez; a video profile of Fannie Lou Hamer; and Sylvia Mendez' recollection of the conditions that led Mexican Americans to sue for desegregation in the 1940s.
    • African American women; Civil rights movements
    • United States
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

    • This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
    • African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • AlabamaMosaic

    • This collaborative digitization program includes a variety of primary sources from Alabama archives and libraries. Highlights include 29 oral history interviews from the "Women in the Depression" collection at University of Alabama at Birmingham;...
    • African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Alabama
    • Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University

    • Includes content from the following member libraries of the Historically Black College and University Library Alliance: Alabama State; Atlanta University; Fisk; Grambling; Hampton; Southern University; Tennessee State; Tuskegee; and Virginia State....
    • African American universities and colleges; African American women; Education (Higher); Fisk University; Jubilee Singers; Women athletes; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women track and field athletes;
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Alabama -- Tuskegee; United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta; United States -- Louisiana -- Baton Rouge; United States -- Louisiana -- Grambling; United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United...
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960

    • Charlotta A. Bass (1879-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This collection documents Bass' career as publisher and editor, as well as her campaign activities as the Progressive...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles


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