Black history documentary and data sources

The Chicago Defender is an important source of primary documentation; find it in the ProQuest Historical Newspapers database. The following list is representative of books in the library collection that provide primary sources. Some of these are reference books and some circulate.

  • Historical statistics of Black America
  • African American history in the press, 1851-1899
  • Slavery in America: from colonial times to the Civil War
  • Freedom on my mind: the Columbia documentary history of the African American experience
  • Legacy : treasures of Black history
  • Women and slavery in America : a documentary history
  • The African American experience : black history and culture through speeches, letters, editorials, poems, songs and stories
  • The long walk to freedom : runaway slave narratives