ENGL 383 sections 001 & 002
African-American Literature Survey
-- Links of Interest Page--

Below are links that I've found of interest to the material of this course. If you discover pertinent links and would like to share them with the class, please e-mail me the URLs and I'll post them here. (Never know when the extra "class participation" points will save you!)

»»Local Links/Announcements:

  • Grassroots II at 1305 S. Division St. #10 (410-548-7151; raepolk@aol.com) is a locally-owned bookstore and resource centre for African-American books and culture. Owner Rachel Polk can help in ordering texts by African-American and women of color writers. Support your local booksellers!

  • Black History Month at Salisbury U: Events for February 2005 include:
    February 10, "The African Diaspora" keynote lecture by by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, 7 p.m. Wicomico Room of Guerreri Center
    February 17, "Manufacturing Culture: Representation in the Black Collectible" by Robert Smith, 7 p.m. Wicomico Room of Guerreri Center (from the topic listed here, I think you might want to attend this one particularly)
    February 23, "Sisters and Voices," a multi-media music presentation highlighting black women in music, 8 p.m. Wicomico Room of Guerreri Center
    February 1 - May 31, "African-American History in Figurines," a collection of figurines belonging to Dr. Clara Small, Salisbury U History professor, representing key moments in African-American history on deisplay at the Nabb Research Center.
    All these events are free and open to the public.

    »»Specific course topic links

    W.E.B. Du Bois information site, of all the ones out there one of the best.

    »»National Links

  • Africana.com a site for African-American culture, history, education, and entertainment. Features include biographies, histories, and commentaries. Also includes a good deal on contemporary black culture, including Boondocks.

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