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Racism and The Black American Experience: Home

This guide is intended to review some of the many resources that have hit the web during this resurgence in addressing racism.

The Black American Experience

Ralph Ellison 

Educator, Author, Literary Critic (1914–1994)   

"In our society, it is not unusual for a Negro to experience a sensation that he does not exist in the real world at all. He seems rather to exist in the nightmarish fantasy of the white American mind as a phantom that the white mind seeks unceasingly, by means both crude and subtle, to slay."

Ralph Ellison "An American Dilemma: A Review," Shadow and Act 


A Good Starting Point to Understanding the Black American Experience


How It All Started

Civil Rights Cases (1950s-1960s)


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