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Black Authors, 1556-1922 This link opens in a new window
Offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection.
Black Thought and Culture This link opens in a new window
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.
Primary Sources on Slavery
Black Abolitionist Archive
A collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period; created by the University of Detroit Mercy.
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
Presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.
North American Slave Narratives
Collects books and articles that document the individual and collective story of Black people struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries; hosted by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade
Explore or reconstruct the lives of individuals who were enslaved, owned slaves, or participated in the historical trade.