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African American Police League Records, 1961-1988 contains annual and general reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the African American Police League (AAPL) and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community (LIC).

ProQuest Library Guide to the Collection

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Editor Tameka N. Ellington brings together a varied group of scholars who together make an important contribution to ongoing discussions about race, gender, sociology, and self-expression. The anthology’s essays begin with a close analysis of historical and contemporary books, media, and ads, illustrating both positive and negative responses to Black hair.


Khalil Bey, local griot, leaves his mark

One of the missions of a library is to collect materials that speak to a certain ethos. For the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, this mission is to provide a specialized collection concentrating on the history, culture, and social and political dimensions of peoples of African descent. The library can do this in several different ways. One is through the collection of books. But a library can also collect maps, films, manuscripts, and artwork. In 2014, I asked Ithaca artist Khalil

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