Black History Month Resources

Africana Studies Research Guide 

This guide highlights websites, books, journals, and other scholarly sources useful to students and scholars of Africana Studies -- otherwise known as the study of the history, culture, contributions, and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and abroad. 

50th Anniversary of the 1974 Black Student Sit In at Wilbur Cross Library

This episode on d'Archive features an interview with alumni Rodney Bass (BA ’75/MA ’76) who was active in organizing Black students through the Organization of African American Students (OAAS) during his time at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus. You can also read this Archives & Special Collections blogpost for more information. 

Keep an eye out for the special exhibit coming in March. 

Featured Collections

Disorder in the Night: Narratives of Black Resistance
Materials that explores the Black resistance in its various forms, from the period of enslavement to the present. The collection focuses on three themes: Everyday Subversions, Cultural Revolution, and Collective Action. 

Race and Anti-Racism: Featured UConn Library eBooks and Videos

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
Works by African American writers and recording artists of the Harlem Renaissance from the collections of Archives and Special Collections including poetry, novels, plays, anthologies, and music published between 1917 and 1934, a period in American history characterized by the great Migration out of the Jim Crow south and an “unprecedented mobilization of talent and group support in the service of a racial arts and letters movement,” according to historian David Levering Lewis. The collection contains materials assembled and donated by Ann and Samuel Charters as well as recent acquisitions and books from the Northeast Children's Literature Collection.

Afro Latin-America
Materials that explores the story of Latin Americans of African ancestry. 

Check out our physical materials displays in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury!