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* African and African-American Studies

Sources for the study of African and African-American history and culture.

What is the Juneteenth Collection Highlight?

The Collection Highlight is a curated selection of books that showcase the libraries collections around a particular subject. The Juneteenth Collection Highlight was curated by Lindsey Baker, Humanities Librarian for Black Studies, and Philip V. McHarris, Ph.D. of the Department of Black Studies.


Juneteenth not only commemorates the end of slavery in the United States but also symbolizes the ongoing journey toward freedom and justice for Black Americans. The titles selected for this collection reflect the multifaceted nature of Black freedom and liberation, tracing the enduring struggle against enslavement to contemporary movements for justice. Each book has been chosen for its ability to illuminate aspects of this journey—whether through the lens of history, personal narratives, or explorations of Black experience and resistance. Collectively, these works aim to deepen our understanding of the past while inspiring ongoing dialogue and action toward a more just future.


The Collection Highlight will be on display on the first floor of the Rush Rhees Library from June 1st through June 30th.