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African American Studies

Discover Duke collections in African American studies and learn where to search for books, articles, media, primary sources, and data related to topics in the discipline.

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Heather Martin
236 Bostock Library


Search these key resources for overviews, biographical information, journal articles, secondary texts, historical newspapers, and primary sources.

John Hope Franklin Research Center

Located in the Rubenstein Library, "the Franklin Research Center collects, preserves and promotes the use of published and unpublished primary sources for the exploration, understanding and advancement of scholarship of the history and culture of Africa and people of the African Diaspora in the Americas." 

The Center's collection contains a variety of primary resources including audiovisual materials, ephemera, manuscripts, oral histories, personal papers, rare books, and first editions.

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