- 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.
Alexander Street Press
Essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, gospel, ragtime, civil rights songs, rhythm and blues, hip hop and rap and other forms of African American musical expression.
Biographies, maps, images, and timelines of African American life, history, and culture.
Website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
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 five major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender, The New York Amsterdam News, The Atlanta Daily World, The Baltimore Afro-American and Los Angeles Sentinel.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of several hundred well-known academic and scholarly journals spanning 60 disciplines in Arts & Science.
Gale Primary Sources
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. Includes titles from Washington D.C.
Interview transcripts of individuals who made history during the Civil Rights Movement.
Monthly magazine for lesbians of color published by Women in the Life Association focusing on culture, politics, and health. All 87 issues, from 1993-2003, have been digitized in Dig DC.