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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library is committed to facilitating the scholarly and instructional endeavors of the students, faculty, and staff of Syracuse University through acquisition, organization, dissemination, and assistance in utilizing resources that support the curriculum and programs of the Department of African American Studies. The Library serves as an instrument for lifelong learning through which research relating to African American and African world experiences may be gleaned from its body of knowledge to explore, investigate and engender learning.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library also extends its services to the local community, region, state, and nation as a repository for scholarly inquiry into prominent areas of African American and African world History, Literature, Culture, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Religion, and Economics with regards to historic and contemporary societies. The Library is resolved to focus on the presence of shared origins and linkages that involve Africa, the Caribbean as well as African Diaspora elsewhere while incorporating the Black presence in Central and Western New York.

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