Central Library

African American Department

The Collection

The Eddie and Sylvia Brown African American Collection is an in-depth historical, contemporary collection of fiction and nonfiction resources that pertain to the history and culture of African Americans throughout the African Diaspora. Collection highlights include the Vertical Files , the Photograph Collection, and the Microfilm Collection. Digital resources include databases, subject guides, collections shared via Digital Maryland, and Mapping the African American Experience in Maryland.


Mon:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Fri:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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African American Department
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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