AAS 3400: The African American Community Since WW II: - Start Here

The African American Community Since WW II

What is African American Studies

The National Council for Black Studies, the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world, defines it as a discipline that investigates African peoples' experiences from the perspective of their interests, aspirations, possibilities, and envisioned destinies. (from Course Offerings, AAS 1060, Fall 2014, Dr. Aretina Hamilton)

African American Community

This Guide is designed to be an easy introduction to both library and online sources for African American Studies students researching the African American Community after World War II.

It's always good to check out the department web site.  Even if you are not a major, you can always find useful information. 



Family on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress and learnnc.org