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ENGL 265 / AFAM 228 / AMST 385 / HUM 241: James Baldwin's American Scene: Additional Resources

This guide is intended for students in Professor Jacqueline Goldsby's course and provides an overview of key resources in the Yale Library for your reception archive assignment this semester.

Historical databases

  • Black Thought and Culture includes materials relating to James Baldwin, such as articles by or about Baldwin in The Black Panther (of which there is a long run here).




  • Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka and were gathered by Dr. Komozi Woodard in the course of his research. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka's involvement in politics in Newark, N.J., and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, and the Black Women's United Front. Later materials document Baraka's increasing involvement in Marxism.