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The collections of The Newark Public Library are rich in materials by, for, and about African Americans. You may wish to peruse these Internet sites in addition to searching the library's catalog for print and audiovisual resources.


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Resources


Materials--speeches, census information, laws and legal cases, documents from organizations, newspaper articles, FBI reports, and more are from these time periods:

  1. Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)


General Interest Megasites

Arts and Entertainment


Business and Career Information




History and Genealogy



New Jersey History

Science and Mathematics

Society, Race, and Resistance 


Go back to list of all Newark Public Library Web guides.


Search the Newark Public Library catalog for "African Americans" as a keyword. http://catalog.npl.org/search/?searchtype=X&SORT=D&searcharg=african+americans&searchscope=1


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