The Addlestone Library will host the African American Read In today from noon until 2pm. Many faculty members from the College of Charleston will read for 10 minutes from one of their favorite authors.
The Addlestone will have a display of African American fiction and non-fiction available for browsing and check-out. These titles are representative of the 22 page recommended bibliography that will also be available at this event.
The Addlestone has three databases that are particularly related to this event and African American literature.
Oxford African American Studies Center (Full Text)
Includes the complete texts of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, plus selected articles from many other reference works published by Oxford University Press. The database also includes over 6,000 biographies and over 1,000 images, as well as maps, charts, tables and primary sources with additional commentaries.
The African American Experience
A collection of resources on African American life covering such topics as history, biography, literature, arts, education, civil rights, politics, folklore, etc
African American Poetry (LION) (Full Text)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s ‘Bars Fight’, c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.