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Race and the Black Experience in the United States: The UC Library Collection

This guide curates items from the Utica College Library's collection about race and the Black experience in the United States. It serves only as an introduction to these issues, and is not an exhaustive resource.

The African American History guide includes some additional UC resources. 

Recognizing that the creators of this guide are not immune from their own biases, privileges, and limited perspectives, we welcome suggestions from the Utica College community for additional resources, edits, or any other information relevant to this topic. Reach out by emailing or

Personal Accounts


Racial Justice & Policing

Foundational Reading

Fiction and Poetry by Black Authors

Examining Whiteness