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African Studies

Welcome! This is a research guide to sources in African Studies. It is tailored to the courses offered by at McGill.

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The Africa Portal is a research repository curating and making available reliable information on the African continent as well as research materials (over 5,000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs). features unique little-known stories and facts about Black history, culture and accomplishments. The website profiles African Americans who made and/or are still making significant contributions to technology, business, entertainment, politics, sports, and more. portal centralizes and makes available "a wealth of materials on African American history". It includes an encyclopedia, complete transcripts of speeches by African Americans, people of African ancestry, and people concerned about race, full text primary documents, bibliographies, timelines, as well as links to digital archive collections, African and African American museums and research centers, genealogical research websites, and other online resources on African American and global African history.


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