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Anti-racism and Social Justice Resources


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

For resources specific to music and musical studies, see the library guide Black Musics and Musicians:

For Curtis Library's guide to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day resources:

For resources on disability and music, see our guide:

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

Black Past: digitized primary documents relating to African American history

List of slave narratives available on the web:

Bronx African American History Project

Black Women Oral History Project

National Museum of African American History & Culture, Civil Rights History Project

Charles Blockson collection of Philadelphia Black history

List of collections at the Philadelphia African American Museum