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Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.
Search historical records for African Americans that include the Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.
Search hundreds of African American newspapers from across the United States published during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Provides full-text archives to the country’s premier African American newspaper, the Chicago Defender (1905-1975).
Provides access to historic U.S. military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. You can also search archives for African Americans, Native Americans and the U.S. Bureau of Investigation case files, historical newspapers, historical documents, U.S. Census records, U.S. naturalization records, and city directories.