- All Digital Resources
African American Newspapers, including Washington DC resources, emphasizing eyewitness accounts of events during the 19th century.
Articles on African American history and culture; includes slave narratives.
Essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel and other forms of African American musical expression.
Biographies, maps, images, and timelines of African American life, history, and culture.
Dig DC is your portal to selected digital collections from DC Public Library Special Collections. Find photos, maps, oral histories, local newspapers and more documenting the history of Washington D.C.
Full-text coverage from ethnic and minority press publications. Casi un cuarto de los artículos se presenta en español.
Images from the Justice Department and FBI's investigation of African-Americans deemed politically suspect.
Learn more about the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) involvement in civil rights and civil liberties.
Full historic content from four major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-75), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-93), The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), and The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988).
Interview transcripts of individuals who made history during the Civil Rights Movement.