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TIP: Each database uses different terminology to describe African diaspora communities.  You may need to use various descriptors to find the appropriate vocabulary, for example:

  • African American
  • Black
  • Afro-American
  • Negro (for historical research only)
  • African Caribbean
  • Afro-Latino
  • Haitain Americans
  • Nigerians

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Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary area of scholarship.  Be sure to check other Research Guides for additional information.

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