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African American History

LibGuide to African American History resources at Sims Memorial Library.

African American History

As you know, February is Black History Month! This year, this site promotes more recent books about African Americans and popular culture. In particular, we list both physical and ebooks on popular American music in its various forms.

Below, you will find an array of influential musicians both current and from history. Please send an email with any suggestions.

                                               Thomas Hart Benton

Portrait of a Musician. Thomas Hart Benton. 1949. Digital Image. The Kansas City Star. Accessed 22 January 2018. Web.

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Sims Memorial Library Room 344
(985) 549-3821


Statistical Sources

Black Americans: a Statistical Sourcebook
--Reference Stacks-- E 185.5 .B512 2001
Statistical Record of Black America
--Reference Stacks-- E 185.5 .S83

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Style Manuals

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
--Ready Reference-- LB 2369 .G53 2009

The Writing Center

Southeastern Writing Center
210 D. Vickers Hall
(985) 549-2076