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Black History Resources: Books

This is designed to point out the resources available at the Boston Public Library and beyond to assist in researching the African American experience in America

Researched at the BPL

Books relating to the Black Experience in America

To attempt to list all print resources for Black History would be impossible.  There are several ways to search the Boston Public Library's catalog to see what we've got.

One could search for African Americans - Massachusetts - Boston to see what we hold on local history, with similar searches for other parts of America and the world.

The Boston Public Library has for decades published their Black Is... booklists.  They tend to cover recently published materials, so a single list would not discuss materials a few years old.  Thankfully, the Boston Public Library has retained the older lists online.

The following titles are good reference works.