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African American Authors: Keywords for Finding Information!

A guide for finding resources related to the African American experience. This guide highlights a variety of genres and authors (non-fiction, urban fiction, poetry, film, music, etc ) across a number of formats (print, electronic, audio/video).

Keywords & Search Terms

In the Davenport Public Library Online Catalog, the following "Subject Headings" (aka "hashtags") will help you find relevant information. The selected hashtags are not comprehensive, but here are a few search terms that may help you locate relevant information.

The links that take you results in our online catalog are temperamental, so if clicking doesn't work the first time, please try again. As always, feel free to discuss with library staff who can help use this guide and locate the information you need!

Abolition:

Actresses/Cinema:

Air Pilots:

Artists:

Athletes:

Apartheid:

Churches & Clergy:

Civil Rights Workers

College Students & Teachers, Works of Fiction:

Cooking:

Comedians:

Cowboys:

Dancers:

Detectives:

Families

LGBTQ:

Students, High School

Harlem Renaissance

History & Historians:

Intellectual Life:

Interviews:

Juvenile Fiction:

Literary Collections:

Music:

Physicians:

Poetry:

Race, Identity:

Racism & Race Relations:

Segregation: