DIGITAL: African American Communities

Digital project focused on Black Life in U.S. cities:

“Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.”

At least one project includes materials from the period of slavery in the United States:

“5th of July Resource Center for Self-Determination & Freedom, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn: This is a special case study of the African American Community of Weeksville in Brooklyn, c.1860-1968, with some later material, focusing on the three Historic Hunterfly Road Houses at the Weeksville Heritage Center, which have been set up as a museum to depict the life and culture of African Americans in Brooklyn, in the 1860s, 1900s and 1930s. The houses are now located on Bergen Street, Brooklyn.”

Source: Nature and Scope – African American Communities – Adam Matthew Digital

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