These materials supplement and complement the African American Experience in Florida web portal. Most resources are available and openly accessible through the University of South Florida and the USF Libraries.
Annotated Bibliographies of USF Libraries Resources
Special Collections: Primary and secondary source materials on the history of Black and African American populations in the state of Florida, the United States, the Caribbean and West Indies, and Africa.
Circulating Collections: Selected resources to support research on Black and African American experiences across the diaspora.
USF Libraries Oral History Collections
Florida Civil Rights Oral History Project: Interviews with Florida’s civil rights leaders active during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project: This collection actively supported the Tampa Urban League’s and Hillsborough County Museum’s Black History of Tampa Project, as well as the USF Department of Anthropology’s Central Avenue Legacies Project.
Weekly Challenger African American Digital Newspaper Archive and Research Guide
Collections and projects documenting African American heritage in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and other locations in the state of Florida.
Reading lists, guides, and videos to support anti-racism and anti-racist projects and initiatives at USF and beyond.
Black Life Resources compiled by the USF Institute on Black Life.
Faculty Research Addressing Anti-Black Racism features USF-sponsored projects “dedicated to analyzing inequality and systems of oppression.”
USF Faculty Senate Council on Racial Justice is responsible for advising the Provost, the Vice President for USF Health and the President on any matters that pertain to racial justice, racism and anti-blackness manifest at USF or in the University’s activities, as well as educational and research activities at USF that focus on racism and anti-blackness in the community, nation, and world.
African American Experience in the US Digital Collection
The African American Experience in the US (AAEUS) digital collection is part of USF Libraries’ initiative to leverage resources and expertise to promote diversity and inclusivity in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This collection acts as a survey of Digital Commons @ University of South Florida content related to the experience of Black and African American people in the United States and provides direct open access to journal articles, theses, and dissertations on this subject.