Description: Provides vast quantities of archived historical information, previously furnished only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only. Primary source material has been selected to reflect a broad view of the times.
This website is a presentation that gives a glimpse into the Library's vast African-American collections. Both include a wide array of important and rare books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.
A digital collection of pamphlets and writings from two collections at the Library of Congress - the African American Pamphlet Collection and the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection. Dates of 1822 through 1909. Most were written by African-American authors, though some were written by others on topics of particular importance in African-American history.
A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920.
Digital Humanities projects offering interactive atlases based on American history. Projects include maps of redlining, westward migration, urban renewal displacements, forced migration of enslaved people, and US politics.
This reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts.
Collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960.
The Digital Library on American Slavery offers data on race and slavery extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents and processed over a period of eighteen years. The Digital Library contains detailed information on about 150,000 individuals, including slaves, free people of color, and whites; extracted from 2,975 legislative petitions and 14,512 county court petitions, and from a wide range of related documents, including wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, court proceedings, and amended petitions.
Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.
National Archives collections, including digitized papers and photographs relating to the Black Power Movement, Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, the 1963 March on Washington, President Barack Obama, and more.
The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world.