Images and videosrelated to African American literature, including photographs and interviews of black authors, are available freely online as well as through Regent databases. Below are selected resources on locating images and videos on a mixture of African American literature topics.
Provides free and open access to over 400 African American literature images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections including the frontispiece to Negro Poets and their Poems by Robert T. Kerlin and a substantial number of author portraits like those of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Frances Ellen Walkin Harper, Lottie Grimke, and Effie Waller.
Search by entering a keyword or phrase, such as 'African American poets' or 'African American literature' in the search box, or choose to browse by Subject, Name, or Category. Try clicking on the category for Arts & Literature, then choose the Africana & Black History collection, and enter the keyword 'authors'. Two nice features found on each image page are hyperlinks to 'Find More Images' and 'Browse More' opportunities. A permalink and a code to embed the image are provided for each image.
This educational streaming video resource provides approximately 50 high-quality videos on topics related to African American literature, with titles including Black And White: Six Profiles Of African American Authors, Alice Walker: In Black And White, Toni Morrison: In Black And White, and Tell About the South: Southern Literature, 1915–1940, Prophets and Poets: Southern Literature, 1941–1962. (Your Regent user ID and password are required to access content).
Search by entering a keyword or phrase, such as 'African American authors' or 'Alice Walker' in the search box and then select By Title or By Transcript from the drop-down menu. Citations are made available in the four major citation styles for all videos. NOTE: Firefox users will need a plugin.
Provides free and open access to over 30 videos related to African American literature including video titles Black Women in Art & Literature, The Harlem Renaissance, Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Dubois and the Niagara Movement.
Search by entering a keyword or phrase, such as 'Harlem Renaissance' or 'black women authors', in the search box. Browse through the results list for relevant videos. Note: Search interface does not allow filtering by video and keyword or phrase together. Results need to be individually reviewed.