As part of a You Read, We Buy the Library has access to African Diaspora, until June 2022. At the end of that period the Library will purchase the collections with the most usage.
Essential for understanding Black history and culture, African Diaspora, 1860-Present allows the discovery of the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France.
The collection includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera.
It is also an important resource to support identity and will provide a rich reference point for past and present lived experiences.