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African American Marylanders


African American Funeral Progams - Digital Maryland
consists of more than 1800 funeral service programs dating from the 1960s to the present. Included are programs of African Americans of all walks of life, and though most programs are of Marylanders, there are some of African Americans from other states.
AfricanAmericanContributions.com-Preserving 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. FYI: This organization offers free digital access to its magazine, which dates back to 1906, and allows browsing or keyword search.
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.


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. Saunders Redding, artist Romare Bearden, and sports editor Sam Lacy.  To see Baltimore history unfold, start here.


Provided by ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Biography in Context
Biography in Context (formerly the Biography Resource Center) is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 180,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 242,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources with full-text articles from nearly 250 periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.

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