Celebrating African American History and Culture

COLORED MEN WHO SERVED IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. Image sourced from "The Negro in American History; men and women eminent in the evolution of the American of African descent" by John Wesley Cromwell, 1914.

This collection contains material from almost every branch of the Libraries, including our new location in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We've put this together to celebrate the opening of our newest Smithsonian museum in September 2016 and to showcase some of the public domain material we hold that supports research on the African American experience.

Cover of "An inside view of slavery"

An inside view of slavery (null)

Parsons, C. G.; Stowe, Harriet Beecher
J.P. Jewett and Co.
1855
Cover of "Emancipation and the freed in American sculpture"

Emancipation and the freed in American sculpture

Murray, Freeman Henry Morris
The author
1916
Cover of "Father Henson's story of his own life"

Father Henson's story of his own life (null)

Henson, Josiah; Stowe, Harriet Beecher
J.P. Jewett
1858
Cover of "Folks from Dixie"

Folks from Dixie (null)

Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Dodd, Mead
1922, ©1898
Cover of "Frederick Douglass the orator"

Frederick Douglass the orator

Gregory, James Monroe
Willey
1893
Cover of "Harriet, the Moses of her people"

Harriet, the Moses of her people (null)

Bradford, Sarah H.
for the Author by G.R. Lockwood & Son
1886
Cover of "Leaven for doughfaces"

Leaven for doughfaces (null)

Lyman, Darius
Bangs and Company
1856
Cover of "Liberty or slavery; the great national question"

Liberty or slavery; the great national question (null)

Thurston, R. B.; Baldwin, A. C. Williston, Timothy Congregational Board of Publication.
Congregational Board of Publications
1857
Cover of "Life of Charles Sumner"

Life of Charles Sumner (null)

Shotwell, Walter Gaston
T.Y. Crowell & Co.
[1910]
Cover of "Oration by Frederick Douglass, delivered on the occasion of the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Wa"

Oration by Frederick Douglass, delivered on the occasion of the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1876 (null)

Douglass, Frederick; Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Gibson Brothers, Printers
1876
Cover of "Teachings of patriots and statesmen"

Teachings of patriots and statesmen (null)

Chase, Ezra B.
J.W. Bradley
1860
Cover of "The American Negro"

The American Negro (null)

Thomas, William Hannibal
The Macmillan Company
1901
Cover of "The overthrow of American slavery"

The overthrow of American slavery (null)

Queal, William G.
Phillips & Hunt
1885
Cover of "The Suppressed book about slavery!"

The Suppressed book about slavery!

G.W. Carleton & Co.
Carleton
1864
Cover of "The underground rail road"

The underground rail road (null)

Still, William
Porter & Coates
1872
frontispiece with picture of a bust of Garrison from William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children

William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children

Garrison, Wendell Phillips; Garrison, Francis Jackson
The Century co
1885-1889