Produced in collaboration with the University of Chicago, Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African-Americans. Contributors are drawn from all areas of life, including teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes and entertainers. Documents include many primary sources, such as interviews, speeches, pamphlets and letters. When completed, the collection will include the first-ever complete run of the Black Panther newspaper. There are approximately 5,000 pages of previously inaccessible documents.
Black Thought and Culture is quite user-friendly, as it is searchable by author, source, year, historical event, personal event, questions and subjects. You can access this database through the RU Library Home Page, under "Books" and "Online Reference Sources."