Discover Black History in the US one historic document at a time
Discover the slow but inexorable march to freedom for black people in the United States from the slavery abolition movement of the 1790s to the civil rights movements of the 1970s and on into the modern era in the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States archive.
This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
- Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
- The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
- Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
- The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
- The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
- The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
drawn from across the online collections American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture.