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Library Access for Winter 2020
Books from the EWU Library
Black History at EWU
These online resources provide some information about the history of Black students and the Africana Studies program from 1969-2009. Please note that Eastern's Black history runs much longer as its first African American student was Marjorie Boyd Wellington, who graduated in 1935.
Dr. John Hardin speaking at Kwanzaa event, 1991
Photograph of EWU history professor John Hardin speaking at a campus event.
Dr. Felix Boateng speaking at Black History Month event, 1991
Black Education Program director Felix Boateng speaks at Black history event held at Cavanaugh's Inn at the Park in Spokane.
Gangan newsletter, 1973-1974
Black Education Program newsletter containing short student literary works.
The Master Drummer newsletter, February 1989
Newsletter for EWU's Black Education Program.
Easterner, February 19, 1969, EWU's 1st Black Week
Eastern’s first Black Week celebration, with photographs of Black Week fashion show on last page.
EWU Africana Studies publications, 1973-2009
Just in case we missed anything important, here is the digital collection of Africana Studies publications held by the EWU Archives. Enjoy!
Streaming Videos available through the EWU Library
To access our streaming video resource, you will need to login with your EWU NetID username and password.
Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity
Cultural Identity Theory : Origins, Current Status and the Future
Good Hair and Other Dubious Distinctions
Our Great Day : A Bond with Houston Blues
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