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Black History Month: Electronic information resources

Library resources to support research and inquiry into African-American history, culture, and experience.

Databases with Historical Content

Library of Congress and National Archives

The Library of Congress and the National Archives have a vast wealth of freely available resources on Black history, African Americans, Africa, enslaved people, and the lives, cultures, and struggles of African Americans. The following collections contain images, documents, and sound files important to national U.S. American identities. 

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