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Black Lives Matter

A centralized resource for information about historical and current discrimination of African Americans in the United States, Pennsylvania, and the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Introduction to Historical Contexts

To understand where we are, we need to understand how we got here. Below are some resources that cover the full range of the African American Experience. Dive into the subtopic pages or link out to the other library guides on African American topics to do your own research.

Resources to Get Started


History of White Supremacy and Institutionalized Racism