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Curtis Institute of Music

John de Lancie Library

Rock Online Catalog

Anti-racism and Social Justice Resources

Welcome

This a partial and in-progress list of anti-racism and social justice resources at Curtis Library and on the web, intended for use by anyone related to Curtis--students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni. For questions, comments, and suggestions email Pete Williams, Director of the Rock Resource Center, at peter.williams@curtis.edu.

For resources specific to music and musical studies, see the library guide Black Musics and Musicians: http://libguides.curtis.edu/blackmusic.

For Curtis Library's guide to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day resources: https://libguides.curtis.edu/mlkday

For resources on disability and music, see our guide: https://libguides.curtis.edu/disabilitystudies

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Ebooks at Curtis Library

Web resources

Short reads

Anti-racist Resources Geared toward White People

Although all of the sources in this guide can be helpful to anyone doing anti-racist work, the lists of resources below are aimed specifically at white people doing that work.

Black history resources

Umbra Search: a search engine for digitized materials related to African Americans https://www.umbrasearch.org/

Black Past: digitized primary documents relating to African American history https://www.blackpast.org/

List of slave narratives available on the web: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/African_American_Oral_History

Bronx African American History Project https://research.library.fordham.edu/baahp_oralhist/

Black Women Oral History Project https://guides.library.harvard.edu/schlesinger_bwohp

National Museum of African American History & Culture, Civil Rights History Project https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/initiatives/oralhistory/civil-rights-history-project

Charles Blockson collection of Philadelphia Black history https://library.temple.edu/blockson

List of collections at the Philadelphia African American Museum http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/search.html?fq=repository_facet%3A%22African%20American%20Museum%20in%20Philadelphia%22