You will write a six page research paper on an African American cultural expression from the colonial period to the present, such as music, language, art, religion cuisine, etc. You must use and cite at least four sources (including at least one encyclopedia article, at least one academic journal article, and at least two primary sources) using MLA or Chicago style.
Image: Artwork by Margaret T. Burroughs, from the exhibit South Side Stories—The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960–1980 at the DuSable Museum of African American History.
If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.
The following video tutorial provides a step-by-step approach to the research process. Having a list of steps can help guide you, but keep in mind that research can be a messy, nonlinear process, and that's OK! You can get help from a librarian at any point in the process. (From off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password to access the tutorial.)