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Educational Policy Studies 590-BB1: Black Women Activists in Education: Biographical Sources

This guide provides resources to help students in EPS 590-BB1 find information about black women activists from earliest times to the present.

Did you know?

The call number for Black women activists is E185.96 or 323.092396.  Browsing the SSHEL Stacks or Main Stacks in this range could help you find sources. 

Print Resources

Print resources are an excellent place to start your research.  These books will provide some basic biographical information about the figures you're researching, as well as references to more complete biographies. These are all located in the SSHEL reference collection.  If you need help finding any of them, just ask at the reference desk!

Electronic Resources

  • Contemporary Black Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African American and/or black heritage. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, industry, journalism, law, literature, medicine, music, politics and government, publishing, religion, science and technology, social issues, sports, television, theater, and others.

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