Juneteenth is Emancipation Day!
New Black Life in America Database
In observance of Juneteenth (Emancipation Day), Monroe Library is excited to announce that it has acquired perpetual access to the Black Life in America series. This rich, diverse digital collection of documents from U.S. and international news outlets covers the experiences, struggles, and profound impact that people of African descent have had on the nation’s culture and history.
Encompassing both historical and contemporary news publications from the early 1700s to the present, this collection provides significant documentary coverage of the historical triumphs and traumas that characterize Black experience in both the colonial and post-independence U.S. Just a few examples of the types of items that this collection covers include fugitive slave ads, reporting on abolitionism and pioneering Black activists from all eras, articles on domestic White terrorism, items on the Civil Rights and Black nationalist movements, and debates on major landmark court cases.
This collection’s scope is sure to be of interest to scholars in an especially broad range of disciplines: American history, African American and critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies, and religious studies, among others. We are so thrilled to have obtained this resource through the efforts of LOUIS, Louisiana’s state-funded library consortium. Additionally, LOUIS has also acquired access for us to a collection of over 1200 ebooks on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.