Samuel C. Pannell African-American Collection

The African-American story in memory of Councilmember Pannell.

  • Largely written by African-American authors that celebrate our community’s diversity
  • Curated selection of titles based on literary merit, cultural meaning and local interest
  • Access to the African American Experience: The American Mosaic database

Highlights from the Samuel C. Pannell Collection

African American Experience: The American Mosaic

This online collection encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. Through primary sources and the lens of prominent scholars, this database gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day.
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Where can I find this collection?

All of the booksand media in this collection are avilable to request for delivery to any library location. You can browse this collection on the shelf at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

Do I need a subscription to access the American Mosaic database?

No, this online service is free with your Library card.

What if you don’t have a book in the collection that I’m looking for?

You can recommend a title for us to consider.

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