Women in Black History
Afro American Encyclopaedia, 1896
opens new windowAfro-American Encyclopaedia; Or, the Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, it Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More Than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women. Nashville, Tenn.: Haley & Florida, 1895.
In his Afro-American Encyclopaedia (1895), James T. Haley collected a vast assortment of historical and contemporary information pertaining to African Americans at the end of the 19th century. Haley compiled this book in order "to meet the wants of the Negro, who is desirous of knowing more of the history of his race, and the achievements of its great men and women."