ENGL 2281: African American Literature: Getting Started

This guide will highlight resources to help you conduct research on African-American authors and their works.

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This guide will connect you to books, articles from research databases, and websites focusing on African-American writers and works of literature.  Discover resources on slavery or HBCUs. Click on the tabs above to connect to library resources and beyond to help you get started and find the information you need.

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