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African Americans in North Carolina: Education

A Bibliography of Sources Available in the North Carolina Collection and Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



In addition to the list of books below, another guide - Desegration of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - also lists extensive resources for this research area. The online exhibit I Raised My Hand to Volunteer would also be of interest to those looking at the sit-in movement and protests on the UNC campus.


Benfield, James E. A Case Study of North Carolina Desegregation Issues : Influence Patterns of Federal and State Courts and State Statutes. 1976. C326 B465c

This study traces historically significant Supreme Court cases related to desegregation of the public schools, with particular attention to North Carolina. The organization and function of the state's judicial system is also detailed.

Brown, Charles I. Desegregation and the White Presence on the Black Campus : a Bibliography for Researchers. Durham, N.C.: Institute on Desegregation, North Carolina Central University, 1980. Cp016.378 B87d

Noblit, George W. School Desegregation : Oral Histories Toward Understanding the Effects of White Domination. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015. C370.9 S372s

UNC-Chapel HIll

Books and Theses:

Jones, Sharyn Nicole. Facts About African Americans in UNC’s History. 1993. Cp378 UE114

Manekin, Sarah D. Black student protest and the moral crisis of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967-1969. Honors essay: Dept. of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998. C378 UO7 1998 v. 3

McCurry, Douglas S. The ideological conflict over race : Chapel Hill in 1963-64, 1968-69, and 1991-93. Honors essay: Dept. of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994. C378 UO7 1994 v. 5

Ray, Angela. Aluta continua : a performance perspective on the African American presence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the past 200 years. Honors essay: Dept. of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994. C378 UO37.1 1994 v. 2

Roseboro, Donyell L. Icons of Power and Landscapes of Protest : the Student Movement for the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2005. C378 URb

University Publications:

Black Ink. FC378 UQb1

Official publication of the Black Student Movement. Now a digital publication found at: Digitized versions of past issues can be found online at DigitalNC.

Black Notes from Chapel Hill. Cp378 US60

Published by: Division of Student Affairs, 1971; the Division and Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1972; Dept. of Student Life, Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of the Registrar, <1973>. Also online.

Carolina crisisC378 UQccr

The official newsletter of the UNC chapter of the NAACP.

Ujima : collective work and responsibility, a newsletter for the promotion of black students in graduate and professional programs. Cp378 UQu1

A publication of the BSM.

Word. Cp378 URb

Newsletter published by the Black Cultural Center.

Photographs and Archival Materials:

Minority Student Caucus History Project

This is a digital collection that is part of the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Rosenwald Schools

Hoffschwelle, Mary S. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. C370.9 H711r

Hanchett, Thomas W. "The Rosenwald Schools and Black Education in North Carolina." North Carolina Historical Review. v. 65, no. 4 (Oct. 1988): p. [387]-444. Print. Cp970 N87hi v. 65 no. 4

Reed, Betty Jamerson. The Brevard Rosenwald School : Black Education and Community Building in a Southern Appalachian Town, 1920-1966. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2004. C370.9 R323b

Suggested subject heading:

Julius Rosenwald Fund

Additional Resources

Subject headings for additional research: African Americans -- Education -- North Carolina

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