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African American Department Collection and State Library Resources

Digital Collections

of interest to African Americans, created by the Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center. 

African American Funeral Programs Collection

A great source for biographical content, this collection is comprised of over 1800 funeral programs of African Americans (most were Marylanders) of all walks of life.

 African American Funeral Programs Collection

Slave Documents Collection

Slavery, the "peculiar institution," generated a variety of documents chronicling daily activities that touched all strata of American society, free and enslaved.

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Views of African American Life in Maryland

The images of this collection allow us a glimpse into the past of the social, economic, and political lives of African American Marylanders.





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