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Black Lives Matter: Interdisciplinary and Historical Resources: Home


This guide provides an introduction to scholarly resources about the Black Lives Matter movement and related social movements and activism that combat police brutality and racial discrimination. Resources that provide interdisciplinary approaches to and historical context for today's Black Lives Matter movement are highlighted. The guide is intended to provide a starting point for research; the sources listed here range from newspapers and other sources of news, to books, scholarly encyclopedias, journal databases, and digital archives. 

A few overviews and selected books for beginning your research are listed here and below, with more sources that can be found on the following pages of this guide:

Books (publisher-provided descriptions)

Off-campus access

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Librarian for American History

James Kessenides, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History