African-American and Black resources

Manuscript Collections

Maya Angelou Film and Theater Collection (See subject guide for more resources regarding Dr. Angelou)

Donna F. Edwards Papers (MS863)

Errol Kemp Reece, Jr., Research Papers (MS373)

Wake Forest University Record Groups

Academic Departments. Humanities Program Records (RG16.13)

Audio Recordings. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address in Wait Chapel Recording (RG11.4.1)

Office of the Provost. Office of Diversity and Inclusion Records (RG22.17)

Office of the Provost. Intercultural Center Records (RG22.9)

Student Organizations. Afro-American Society Records (RG8.21)

University Archives Artifact Collection (RG14)

University Archives Campus Posters and Fliers Collection (RG42)

University Archives Photograph Digital Collection

University Archives Photograph Collection (RG10.1)

Vertical Files (Printed Materials) Collection (RG15) (Materials included are related to Wake Forest Black History Month, Afro-American Society, and more.)

Church Collections

Asheville First Baptist Church (Asheville, N.C.) Records (CRMF630)

Bethany (Oxford, N.C.) Baptist Church Records (MS737)

Brown’s Baptist Church (Norlina, N.C.) records (CRMF239)

Concord Baptist Church (Duplin County, N.C.) Records (MS741)

Conoconara Baptist Church (Halifax County, N.C.) Records (MS832)

Corinth Baptist Church (Monroe, N.C.) Records (MS744)

Enon Baptist Church (Oxford, N.C.) Records (MS749)

Ephesus Baptist Church Records (Semora, N.C.) Records (MS750)

Hebron Baptist Church (Gaston County, N.C.) records (CRMF607)

Hendersonville First Baptist Church (Hendersonville, N.C.) records (CRMF23)

Holly Springs Baptist Church (Wake County, N.C.) Records (MS759)

Island Creek Baptist Church (Henderson, N.C.) Records (MS760)

Lisbon Street Baptist Church (Sampson County, N.C.) Records (MS764)

Louisburg Baptist Church (Louisburg, N.C.) Records (MS766)

Mineral Springs Baptist Church (Chatham County, N.C.) Records (MS771)

Olive Branch Baptist Church (Marshville, N.C.) Records (MS835)

Olive Chapel Baptist Church (Apex, N.C.) Records (MS779)

Raft Swamp Baptist Church (Robeson, N.C.) records (CRMF45)

Rocky River Baptist Church (Siler City, N.C.) Records (MS790)

Saron Baptist Church (Ellerbe, N.C.) Records (MS794)

Smithfield First Baptist Church (Smithfield, N.C.) Records (MS797)

Smyrna Baptist Church (Morganton, N.C.) records (CRMF385)

Stanley First Baptist Church (Stanley, N.C.) Records (MS739)

Toisnot Primitive Baptist Church (Toisnot Township, Wilson Co. N.C.) records (CRMF259)

University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection (MS615)

White Oak Primitive Baptist Church (Maysville, N.C.) Records (MS845)

Oral Histories, Interviews, and Events

Ammar Idris oral history and interview

Audio Recordings. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address in Wait Chapel Recording (Please note that this recording is available onsite only. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.)

Barbee Myers Oakes video interview and transcript

Beth Norbrey Hopkins video interview and transcript

Camille Russell Love audio interview

Coach Billy Mitchel interview

Hansford Johnson interview

Herman Eure video interview and transcript

Remember with Us: Commemorating the Wake Forest Enslaved

Tiffany Waddell oral history

Thomas (Tom) G. Wilborn interview

Wanda Brown audio interview

Blogs, Subject Guides, and More

University Archives web archives collection in Archive-It 

Faces of Courage Project

History of Wake Forest Timeline

Histories of Wake Forest Resources Relating to Human Civil Rights

Dr. Maya Angelou subject guide

Narratives by Enslaved People in ZSR Special Collections

University Publications

Final Report of The President’s Commission on Race, Equity, and Community. May 29, 2020.

Gladding, Samuel Templeman. The History of Wake Forest University, Volume VI, 1983-2005. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2016.

The Howler yearbooks

Making History: February 23, 1960, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest University student newspaper

Shaw, Bynum. The History of Wake Forest College, Volume IV, 1943-1967. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1988.

Update on the Status of Race Relations at Wake Forest University 2000-2001

Wake Forest Magazine

Wilson, Edwin Graves. The History of Wake Forest University, Volume V, 1967-1983. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2010.