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Primary Sources

African American History Resources

African American Heritage Resources from the National Archives Links to materials, some of which have been digitized, related to African American History from the National Archives.

Black Abolitionist Archive A collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks, and editorials from the period. Includes audio and digital files.

Civil Rights--Resources from the National Archives

NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom, 1909-2009 Encompass a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, photographs, prints, pamphlets, broadsides, audiotapes, phonograph records, films, and video recordings.

Civil Rights - Primary Source Set (from the Library of Congress American Memory Project) 

Jim Crow in America - Primary Source Set (Library of Congress American Memory Project) 

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Provides the most comprehensive source of data currently available on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world.