African American Biographical Database


Contains biographical materials on African Americans from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries, drawn from several hundred biographical dictionaries and yearbooks. Corresponds for the most part to the materials indexed in Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950 but also includes information from obituary files, slave narrative collections and internet sites. This collection also includes narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more.

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