Black Studies: E-Resources you can use from home
Find out more about the Black Studies Program at San Diego City College
A list of Notable Black American is far to extensive to be included here. Below are just a few you may be interested in knowing that are not necessarily famous. A very small sampling:
Roberta Alexander: “Dr. Roberta Alexander, Professor Emeritus at San Diego City College, talks about her family background in California, her mixed-race heritage, and activist roots, including her time with the Black Panther Party.”
Artists: African Americans artists in the National Gallery of Art such as the “paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculpture ranging from a still-life painting by Robert Seldon Duncanson to modern and contemporary pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Sam Gilliam, Kara Walker, and more”
Ruby Bridges: “the first African American child to desegregate William Frantz Elementary School. At six years old…”
Mary Fields: Mail carrier “one of the toughest, most resilient residents of Cascade, Montana.”
Rudolph Fisher: “Physician and literary wit of the Harlem Renaissance”. Harvard: “Legacy of African Americans at Harvard Law School” https://today.law.harvard.edu/celebrating-black-history-month-a-look-back-at-historic-firsts/
Sam Gilliam: “One of the great innovators in post-war American painting.”
Mary W. Jackson: “Aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations” Featured in the book/movie Hidden Figures.
Katherine G. Johnson: NASA mathematician. Featured in the book/movie Hidden Figures.
Gregory Robinson, James Webb Space Telescope Program Director and from New York Times July 11, 2022. He Fixed NASA’s Giant Space Telescope, Reluctantly.
Major Taylor, Champion bicyclist
Air Force Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal: “One of eight female pilots ever to fly the U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and the only black female pilot in U-2 history.”
Dorothy Vaughn: “expert in digital computers and their applications in NASA programs.” Featured in the book/movie Hidden Figures.
Websites - free access - See San Diego and California specific resources below
San Diego and California Specific website:
Note: Check with your professor about the kind of resources acceptable for your paper or project.
Videos and Clips
Access to City College streaming videos is through our home page.
E-Books from our Databases
From our database page, scroll down to Gale e-Books and you will be able to search many quality encyclopedias all at once or individually including but NOT LIMITED TO
E-Books from our Library catalog
To search for e-books in City College Library Catalog, start on our home page.
For City College Students: Access databases containing articles from newspapers, magazines, and peer-reviewed scholarly journals through our home page.
Get Help San Diego City College LIBRARY Home Page
For simple questions about the library, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get help finding the books and articles you need via 24/7 chat or set up an in-person or zoom one-on-one or small groups with a librarian.
When open, come by the City College Library (R Building) and discuss what you need with a faculty-librarian at the Information Desk (reference). Or call us at 619-388-3288.
Learn how to do research. From the Library's homepage, click on Research Guides and then scroll down to