African-American Studies Core List of Resources
By Akilah Shukura Nosakhere, M. Elaine Hughes, and Anne Page Mosby
Published in 2004, The African-American Studies Core List is an annotated checklist of scholarly books providing a “snapshot” of the resources used in the instruction of the “black experience in the Americas” during a given academic year. The Core List is for use by academic department administrators, researchers, publishers of Africana materials as well as librarians selecting materials for instruction and research in the field of African-American studies.
The Core List contains 304 key titles in 50 subject areas. Titles appearing on five or more faculty lists are described along with complete bibliographic data, Library of Congress subject headings, call numbers, and abstracts.
Akilah S. Nosakhere served as project manager of the African-American Studies Core List. She is the Special Collections Librarian at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center. Akilah earned a B.S. and M.A. in U.S. History and Secondary Education from Ball State University and her MLS from Atlanta University.
Elaine Hughes is the liaison librarian for African-American Studies at Georgia State University. She received her MLS from Atlanta University and her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Morris Brown College.
Anne Page Mosby is Information Services Librarian at Swilley Library, Mercer University-Atlanta. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Millsaps College and an MLn and DASL from Emory University Division of Librarianship.
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