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African American Marylanders

Websites Our Footprints in History
Features transcripts of oral histories of African American citizens of St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
Firsts and Facts about African American Marylanders
Interesting and sometimes obscure facts about African American Marylanders. Prepared by the African American Department at Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
Full text of many of the writings of Frederick Douglass, who was born near Easton, Maryland, and escaped from slavery while working in Baltimore.
Maryland's National Register Properties-African American Sites
Includes color photographs and descriptions of historical sites important to African American history in Maryland.
MD Historical Society-African American Collection
Features a database and digital sample of paintings, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts pieces, lithographs, and other pieces.
Prominent African American Marylanders, 18th Century to the Present
A chronological list of noteworthy African Americans born in Maryland or with a significant connection to Maryland. Compiled by the African American Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
Includes a database  of over 300,000 individuals which is searchable by surname (additional options available), and returns several different records (e.g. census population, runaway ads, manumission, slave jail, real property, deserters, a city directory, and more) primarily from the years 1830-1880.
The Road from Frederick to Thurgood: Black Baltimore in Transition 1870-1920
Primarily categorized by profession, includes information about the African American population of Baltimore, MD from 1870-1920. Highlights include historic sites, profiles of prominent persons, and clippings from the Baltimore Afro-American.
Views of African American Life in Maryland - Digital Maryland
Photographs of the social, economic, and political lives of African American Marylanders, most captured between the years of 1890 and 1970. Is a tiny digital sample of the generous print holdings of the Maryland Department of Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center.


African American Leaders of Maryland

African American Leaders of Maryland  : A Portrait Gallery
Chapelle, Suzanne and Glenn O. Phillips

This large biographical dictionary of African American Marylanders is a great way to find out about the lives of men and women from Maryland who changed the world. It features 45 entries with full page black and white photographs and brief biographies. The volume begins with a short history of African Americans in Maryland.
Call Number: E185.93 .M2 C48 2002 q
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African American Biographical Database

The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources.

This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.

Baltimore Afro-American - Historical Newspaper (1893-1988)

The Baltimore Afro-American was one of the most widely circulated African American newspapers. The paper's contributors have included writer Langston Hughes, intellectual J. Sunders Redding, artist Romare Beardon, and sports editor Sam Lacy.  To see Baltimore history unfold, start here.


Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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