Columbia University Celebrates Black History Month
Columbia has a wealth of online resources detailing the breadth of the African American experience. Learn more about some of the great Columbians who have played key roles in our local and national history.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
A number of faculty and interdisciplinary centers at Columbia are engaged in research that chronicles and illuminates this important part of American history and culture.
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies is as an academic resource center that bridges scholarship, teaching, and public life.
Columbia Rare Book & Manuscripts Library houses the scrapbooks and archives of amateur historian Alexander Gumby.
An interactive timeline of Columbia Law School's many connections to the Civil Rights movement
A wealth of archival treasures and scholarship about the history of one of the world's most famous and influential neighborhoods
Download K-12 lesson plans with rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, interviews, and key themes and events in African American history.
Columbia's Center for Jazz Studies provides new models for innovative teaching and scholarly inquiry in the arts, humanities and sciences.
This workshop will give students exposure to litigation on cutting-edge issues in racial justice—voting rights, police violence, privatization of parole, criminal justice debt, access to clean water, ending mass incarceration, and decriminalization of sex work.
When Ivory Towers Were Black tells the untold story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from Columbia University’s School of Architecture during the Civil Rights Movement.
"Modern African American literature, though it’s typically narrated as being secular, is in fact fundamentally religious,” argues Associate Professor of Religion Josef Sorett.