This is a guide designed to help you locate information and materials related to Black music (focusing predominantly on Western art music), Black composers and performers, and Malcolm X. It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in these areas. It can act as a starting point for your research and as a reference point that you can revisit in the future.
Many items listed are available in the Music Library and other libraries on campus. Consult the Library Catalog for complete holdings information and availability of materials. If you need assistance, a librarian will be happy to help you. Also, if you have recommendations for other resources not owned by or accessible through U-M Libraries, please let us know.
Below are some examples of subject headings which may be useful when searching or browsing in the Library Catalog.
To search subject headings in the Library Catalog, go to the "Advanced" search page and select Subject in the pull-down menu next to the search field. Enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field. Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.