Introducing Black Life in America

Did you know that you can access the Black Life in America resource for free with your library card?

What is Black Life in America?

Black Life in America is a new resource to support discussions on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Explore news coverage of the African American experience, from 1704 to today, in this fully searchable, digital news collection that provides online access to more than 19,000 global media outlets, including the largest and richest collection of African American newspapers.

Are you a student needing primary sources on the African American experience? This is a great place to start!

How to Search in Black Life in America

Users can begin searching by keyword, date, or a specific location. There are also more than 800 Suggested Searches, organized by historical eras, themes, and topical areas and events. Advanced Search options are also available for customized research. You’re also able to search by region, state, or city for localized news.

How do I access Black Life in America?

Click on Access World News in-library or access remotely with ENID followed by your 6-digit library card number (ex: ENID222222). In the lower righthand corner of the page, click on Black Life in America. Access anytime from home and on any device!

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