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Black History at Duke University

A guide to University Archives materials documenting the experiences and impact of African American students, employees, faculty, and organizations of Duke University. Created by Jessica Wood, Ph.D., 2011-2012 University Archives King Intern.

Secondary Sources

The following secondary source materials contain information about African-American history at Duke. Clicking on the links will take you to the catalog record for each item.

Papers and Theses Written by Duke Students

Duke undergraduate and graduate students have written course papers, honors papers, and theses on the major themes in African-American history at the University. Clicking on one of the links will take you to the finding aid or the catalog record for that item.

Segregation and Desegregation:

The Silent Vigil, 1968:

Allen Building Takeover, 1969: