UVI students, faculty and staff can now access a new database titled “Black Thought and Culture.” UVI Director of Libraries Judith Rogers said the database became available through UVI on Feb. 1, just in time for Black History Month.
Black Thought and Culture, from Alexander Street Press, provides access to approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature and art. The collection begins with the works of Frederick Douglass and is targeted to include the works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Jesse Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Bobby Seale, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson and many others. When complete, the collection will include the first-ever complete full run of the Black Panther newspaper.
To access the database, visit the UVI Libraries web page – http://library.uvi.edu. Select the “Search the Online Catalog and Databsees” link. On the next page select “Research Databases” link, and then choose “Black Thought and Cultures.” Direct questions reference librarians on each campus - Call (340) 693-1367 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-4130 on St. Croix.