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African American History - Documents & Resources

Guide to African American Documentary Resources
Reviews digital archives websites and digitization projects.

The Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collections, Cornell University
Containing over 10,000 titles, this collection of abolitionist pamphlets and leaflets is soon to be digitized.

African-American Odyssey
The Library of Congress portal to their African American collections that are a part of the National Digital Library.

Black Archives of Mid-America
The largest depository of artifacts documenting the African American experience in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma.

National Visionary Leadership Project
Seeks to videotape the first-person stories of African American elders to preserve their history for the future.

Up From Slavery
Full text of Booker T. Washington's Autobiography. Site also includes his essays "The Awakening of the Negro" (1896) and "Signs of Progress Among the Negroes" (1900).

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