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The African-American Migration Experience

The African-American Migration Experience presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselve
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The African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)

A LOC resource guide for the study of Black History and Culture, the Mosaic explores colonization, abolition, migration, and the WPA. Included are maps, charts, primary sources, and background informa
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Black Past

Welcome to BlackPast.org. This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion peop
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Seneca Village

Seneca Village was a small village in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, founded by free black people.[1] Seneca Village existed from 1825 through 1857, when it was destroyed for the construct
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Owen Sound's Black History

From about 1830 to the end of the American Civil War, escaped slaves made their way across the Canada-US border via the Underground Railroad. Many headed for the Village of Sydenham (Owen Sound), the
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African Americans in Missouri

The first Black slaves to enter what would later be named Missouri arrived in 1719 as unwilling participants in the new French mining venture. Des Ursins bought five Blacks with him, and although he f
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Legacy of Slavery in Maryland

This program seeks to preserve and promote the vast universe of experiences that have shaped the lives of Maryland’s African American population. From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco
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Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African

According to his famous autobiography, written in 1789, Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-1797) was born in what is now Nigeria. Kidnapped and sold into slavery in childhood, he was taken as a slave to the New
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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940),[2] was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement
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Ignatius Sancho: African Man of Letters

Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) was said to have been born a slave on a ship crossing the Atlantic from Africa to the West Indies. Although this is now thought to be unlikely, his origins were African whi
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Jim Crow was not a person, yet affected the lives of millions of people. Named after a popular 19th-century minstrel song that stereotyped African Americans, “Jim Crow” came to personify t
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The Exhibit of American Negroes

This digital archive/exhibit is an attempt at an historical reconstruction. It tries as much as possible, within the limitations of the documents that have survived, to recreate and interpret The Exhi