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Researching Periodicals From the African Diaspora: Home

W.E.B. Du Bois and staff in the Crisis magazine office

W.E.B. DuBois and staff in The Crisis magazine office. Photo from the W.E.B. DuBois Portrait Collection. Photographs and Prints Division at Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture.


At the Schomburg Center researchers can find a vast collection of periodicals that document the global Black experience with popular and rare titles published in the U.S. and abroad including publications from sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, etc. Many of these titles are available in different languages and formats including print, microfilm and electronically (some of which may be accessed remotely with a valid New York Public Library card offsite). Use this LibGuide to get an overview of how to locate periodicals from the African diaspora that are available at the Schomburg Center.