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 "Life of Charles Sumner,"

Life of Charles Sumner,

Shotwell, Walter Gaston
T.Y. Crowell & Co.
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Cover of "Liberty or slavery; the great national question Three prize essays on American slavery .."

Liberty or slavery; the great national question Three prize essays on American slavery ..

Thurston, R. B.; Baldwin, A. C. Williston, Timothy Congregational Board of Publication
Congregational Board of Publications
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Cover of "Harriet, the Moses of her people,"

Harriet, the Moses of her people,

Bradford, Sarah H.
for the Author by G.R. Lockwood & Son
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Cover of "Folks from Dixie"

Folks from Dixie

Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Dodd, Mead
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