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The HistoryMakers Digital Archive provides a high-quality video content, fully searchable transcripts and unique content of interviews of both well-known and unsung African Americans from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, whose life stories would have been lost, were it not for this collection of sources.

New Books & Films

Full Dissidence is a collection of essays focusing on the corporate assault on civil liberties, collisions of race and identity, and the kleptocracy of the Trump White House has forced America to ask itself if its beliefs of freedom and democracy are more than just words.

History is a Clock

The John Henrik Clarke Africana Library as an Agent of Change

Eric Kofi Acree: In January of 1973, the founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC) at Cornell University, Dr. James Turner, wrote an essay titled, “Library in the Life of Black People.” He directly connected the success of an academic institution to the quality of its faculty and library. He wrote, “The library is an indivisible factor in the equation determining the pride, prestige, and success of most colleges and universities in this country.” He understood that the building

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