Additional Resources

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.

USF Resources

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.”