Historical documents and photographs relating to African American history from the 16th century to the present. Items were selected in the course of developing the NYPL website "African American Migration Experience."
Includes the Lowentheil Collection of African-American Photographs and other photographic materials. Only images and media from the Shared Shelf Commons portion of the site can be viewed, downloaded, and shared with anyone on the open web.
An extensive collection of digital images of Library of Congress collections including photos taken by Gordon Parks, the Carl Van Vechten Collection including Harlem Renaissance celebrities, images from the personal papers of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, and more.