In 1998 the Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University published Bruce A. Glasrud's African Americans in the West: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources.
This broad-based compilation of source material on African American history, folkways, fiction, films, and politics has proven an essential reference not only for scholars, but for teachers, students and the interested public as well. Thus, it is with considerable pleasure that we now offer the Glasrud and Laurie Champion companion volume entitled Exploring the Afro-Texas Experience: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources About Black Texans.
As was the case with African Americans in the West, individual entries in this second effort often defy easy classification into one category or another, but Glasrud and Champion have nevertheless performed a masterful job of creating a highly coherent and usable compendium that greatly expands upon Texas entries found in the first volume. And like its predecessor, Exploring the Afro-Texas Experience takes us a large step forward in the promotion of multicultural scholarship both within and beyond the artificial borders of the state.