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African-American Studies



  • African American Oral History Collection 
    Civil Rights Digital Library receives support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded
  • to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • Behind the Veil 
    A selection of 410 oral history interviews chronicling African-American life during the age of
    legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. From Duke University Libraries.
  • Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 
    Contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of
    former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of
    the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Documenting the American South: North American Slave Narratives 
    From the University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A collection of books and
    articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and
    human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.
  • The HistoryMakers 
    From the Library of Congress, video interviews of thousands of African Americans, from President
    Barack Obama to the oldest living black cowboy,
  • Oral History Archive - Video Interviews 
    Videos interviews from the National Visionary Leadership Project.