Open Access to Black Studies in Video


In honor of Black History Month, Alexander Street Press is offering free access for the month of February to Black Studies in Video, the newest collection in our award-winning black studies portfolio.

Submit the form to register for open access.

Black Studies in Video weaves together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience.

It will grow to include 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Through a partnership with California Newsreel, the US’s oldest nonprofit social issue documentary film center, Black Studies in Video offers exclusive access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of more than 50 hours of recordings from the 50th anniversary conference of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Black Studies in Video also contains documentaries on leading artists, writers, musicians, playwrights, and performers, such as Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, August Wilson, Bobby Seale, Ethel Waters, and Amiri Baraka.

Regardless of when in February you register, you can search, browse, and explore the full collection for 30 days.

Please note this offer only applies to faculty and librarians. If you are a student or other interested individual, please contact your librarian about access to Alexander Street Press collections.

Register for Open Access