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Knowledge is Power

Possible Research Topics on the Black Experience in America

Topic Related keywords Resources Available
Juneteenth Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day, Black Fourth of July
An American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865 when Texas, 2 years after the end of the Civil War, granted emancipation to slaves.
5 ebooks in Hoopla under the search "juneteenth"
Black Wall Street Tulsa, Oklahoma; Greenwood District; Black Wall Street was an area in Tulsa where African Americans flourished in the early 1900s.  Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District available on Hoopla
Tulsa Massacre The destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District available on Hoopla
Loving v. Virginia interracial marriage; US Supreme Court
The story of the Loving couple, an interracial man and woman, vs the state of Virginia
*contact the library for various titles
Harlem Renaissance Harlem, NY; Langston Hughes, NYC, Black Cultural Mecca, jazz and art, "New Negro Movement" *contact the library for various titles
Wilmington Coup: 1898 Wilmington insurrection; Wilmington Massacre of 1898 Wilmington's Lie on Hoopla
Intersectionality the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage  
Black Lives Matter Movement

International Human Rights

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bendele: the three women who founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013 following the murder of Trayvon Martin.

When They Call You a Terrorist (Hoopla audiobook)


Spoken Word + Slam Poetry    
History of Quilts    
Jive Talking

from The Freedom Dictionary:  

Slang. meaningless talk; to tease, fool, kid: Don’t jive me with your sweet talk.

Dan Burley's Jive (book in the library)

Juba to Jive (book in the library)


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