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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how

Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

African American History to 1900 Slavery The Civil War and Reconstruction

Voices of the Gods

This documentary captures the rich legacy of ancient African religions practiced today in the United States. It provides rare insights into the practices and beliefs of the Akan and Yoruba religions and illustrates how mass media has been used to denigrate these belief systems. Includes an intimate andrespectful study of an Egungun ancestral communion ceremony and daily life in the Yoruba village of Oyotunji in Sheldon, South Carolina, the only traditional African village of its kind in the U.S. today. A film by Alfred Santana. Dist.

Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad

Using dramatization and commentary by scholars and historians, the program discusses the critical Eastern line of the Underground Railroad and two station masters who proved essential to its success: Thomas Garrett and William Still. Written and directed by Sharon K. Baker. 2001. 59 min.
History to 1900 to 1930

[Washington, Booker T.] Booker T. Washington.

The life of Booker T. Washington, the most influential Black educational and political leader of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Talks about his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. 30 min.