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Primary Documents in History

African American Primary Sources

African American History in American Memory

The American Memory collection of the Library of Congress is especially rich in primary documents about the African American experience. They have 17 different collections, including sheet music, slave narratives, broadsides, Frederick Douglass papers, personal narratives from the South, baseball and Jackie Robinson. 

One of the most useful is this collection of African American pamphlets from 1824 to 1909.

Logo and link to the From Slavery to Freedom collection at the Library of Congress

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Brad Dennis
Phone: 269-387-1581
Office: Waldo 1012