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 slaver)

An inside view of slavery

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

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

Folks from Dixie

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

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

Leaven for doughfaces

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

Liberty or slavery; the great national question

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

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

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

Douglass, Frederick; Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress); Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Gibson Brothers, Printers
1876
Cover of Speeches, lectures, and letters

Speeches, lectures, and letters

Phillips, Wendell
Lee and Shepard
1884
Cover of Teachings of patriots and statesmen

Teachings of patriots and statesmen

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

The American Negro

Thomas, William Hannibal
The Macmillan Company
1901
Cover of The moral crusader, William Lloyd Garrison

The moral crusader, William Lloyd Garrison

Smith, Goldwin
Funk & Wagnalls Company
1892
Cover of The overthrow of American slavery

The overthrow of American slavery

Queal, William G.
Phillips & Hunt
1885
Cover of The planter's victim, or, Incidents of American slavery

The planter's victim; or, Incidents of American slavery

Smucker, Samuel M.
W.W. Smith
1855
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

Still, William
Porter & Coates
1872
Cover of William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879

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