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Brings together essential historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans. Includes the Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865) a collection of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States. Also included is the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, and material from newspapers, dissertations and journals.
This website has been developed to focus on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Materials support a wide range of students, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.
A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material covering history from ancient to modern times. Resources include newspapers and journal articles, rare books, video clips, diaries, letters, dynamic maps, photos, and more.
Find topic header: African American Perspectives. This includes 42 topics from African Americans in WWI and WWII, Abolition, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Jazz, Slave Rebellions, Jackie Robinson, Langston Hughes
Find topic header: Biographies. Look for Booker T. Washington, Jesse Owens, Sojourner Truth, Dred Scott. Or conduct a search for Pauli Murray or Ida B. Wells,