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The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Logo

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

This book brings to the reader a combination of reflections and testimonies from writers, politicians, activists, colleagues; with essays on intellectual activism, the building of Pan-African institutions and the voices of women in Panafricanism. Stories abound from writers such as Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Anyang’ Nyong’o. Locksley Edmondson who is featured in this collection, like Walter Rodney, lived and worked on the African continent physically, but also engaged Africa politically, culturally and intellectually in teaching and research in the Caribbean and the United States.

History is a Clock

Library in the Life of Black People

The staff at the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library mourns the passing of Dr. James E. Turner, who joined the ancestors on August 6, 2022.     Dr. Turner founded the Africana Studies and Research Center in the fall of 1969. With the founding of the Center, he also created the Africana Library and played a key role in building its collection. Additionally, he was responsible for hiring Africana Library’s first professional librarian, Thomas Weissinger. It is safe to say that

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