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African Diaspora 1860 - Present

African Diaspora, 1860 - Present

Coming in October 2018,  African Diaspora, 1860-Present is a global (non-U.S.) collection essential for an international understanding of black history and culture. 
The contributions, struggles, and identities of those who lived the African Diaspora come to life through personal accounts, video, and primary sources in this global Black Studies collection that focuses on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent.
The collection includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including books, government documents, personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera from the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France.

Major themes include:

• Migrations of people of African descent to countries around the world, from the 19th century to present day.
• Diasporic communities including Afro-Brazilian communities in Rio de Janeiro, Black British communities in London, Sidi communities in India, Afro-Caribbean communities in Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba.
• Movements and ideologies, including the Back to Africa movement and the Pan-African movement.
With content from key partners like The National Archives and Records Administration, US; The National Archives, Brazil; University of London; Institute of Commonwealth Studies; and The Estate of George Padmore, The African Diaspora, 1860-Present offers an unparalleled view into the experiences and contributions of individuals in the Diaspora, as told through their own accounts.