ANSO 346: Doing it for the Culture (SCA): African American/ Black

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The materials below are not exhaustive, but serve as examples of collection items, topics, and themes.

Student Highlight


Fannie Hicks Givens (Class of 1892) was one of the first Black women to graduate from Knox College. As a talented artist, Hicks led the first fine arts program at State University (later HBCU Simmons College of Kentucky).

Further information is available via the Student Series. 

Cultural Organizations & Houses

The folders below are accessible via our Organizations Series and Building Series in the College Archives.

  • Allied Black for Liberty and Equality (A.B.L.E.), 1960s-2000s
  • A.B.L.E. Center for Black Culture

Terminology Note

Staff often re-use language provided by creators or former owners of collections because it provides important context about the materials or is the official title of an item.  To locate all materials of interest, you may need to search for historical terminology, which is offensive today, but was used in the past to describe people of color. 

Adapted from Brown University Library

Student Images

Organizational Materials