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Newspaper & Magazine Archives
Digital Archives on Free Blacks
Documenting the American South
Full text versions of most 19th century African American works of literature about slavery, the black church, and Reconstruction. Includes North American slave narratives.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
Hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research and in Black Culture, the site includes many full-text versions of texts by black women writers such as Frances E. W. Harper and Phillis Wheatley.
American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
“An introduction to Douglass’s life and work, illustrated with photographs of Douglass, his home, and various possessions.” From the National Park Service.
Scholar Brycchan Carey’s website has good information pertaining to the Afro-British freedmen and antislavery writers Olaudah Equiano and and Ottobah Cugoano, and the composer, actor and businessman Ignatius Sancho. Includes British anti-slavery poetry.
Covers literary figures that include Alexander Pushkin and Alexandre Dumas.
Caribbean History Revealed
"The history of the British Caribbean is explored in this exhibition through government documents, photographs, and maps dating from the 17th century to the 1920s and discovered during a cataloguing project at The National Archives of the United Kingdom.” Material related to all colonies ever under British rule.
Alexandria Freedmen's Cemetery
"The Friends of Freedmen’s Cemetery was founded in 1997 for the purposes of preserving, commemorating and researching a little known, Civil War-era, African American burying ground in Old Town Alexandria."