Includes several archival collections that focus on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina. Especially noteworthy collections include the records of the Chicago Urban League (1917-1985), issues of the radical magazine The Messenger (1925-1928), and papers relating to the Pullman Company, employer of Black Pullman porters or railroad sleeping-car attendants..
A searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. The information comes from petitions to southern legislatures and courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the U.S. Copies of original petitions are available on microfilm. They are published under the title "Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks" and can be located in DELCAT Discovery.
Includes online exhibitions using images, full-length books and articles, manuscripts, and maps. Exhibitions focus on special themes such as Abolition of the Slave Trade, the African American Migration Experience and African American Women Writers of the 19th Century.
More than 70 manuscript and archival collections pertaining to Black freedom struggle. Includes papers of: Claude A. Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Bayard Rustin. Organization records include: National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC), Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and the Tuskegee Airmen. Also included are federal government records including FBI surveillance records of Black political leaders and organizations, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Panther Party