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Juneteenth Celebrations: Black History

Juneteenth marks the most significant event in American history after independence itself—the eradication of American slavery.

Women in Black History

Afro American Encyclopaedia, 1896

The Daniel A.P. Murray collection - Turn of the Century Literary Stars

American Negro Exhibit at 1900 Paris ExpositionDaniel A.P. Murray was asked by the Librarian of Congress, Herbert Putnam, to collect a copy of every writing authored by a Negro author, and at his passing in 1925 the collection which provided a snapshot into the lives of African Americans at the turn of the last century, went to the Library of Congress. Part of his collection was displayed as part of an award winning exhibition at the 1900 Paris Exposition. The exhibition was organized by black scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and included works of art, drawings of patented inventions, portraits of Congressional Medal of Honor winners, and photographs of places and lives of black Americans. 1 Portrait of WEB Du BoisDr. Du Bois, who studied at Harvard University and University of Berlin, was the first black American to receive a PhD. from Harvard, founded the Niagara Movement and founded the NAACP. 2

Source: African American Perspectives: Materials Selected for the Rare Book Collection.Library of Congress.

Primary Sources

Internet Resources

opens new windowLibrary of CongressThe African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culturehttps://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/

opens new windowBlackPastThe Online Reference Guide to African American History opens new windowwww.blackpast.org

opens new windowAfrican American Registry AAREG: African American Registry opens new windowhttps://aaregistry.org/search-the-registry/

W.E.B. Du Bois

Booker T. Washington

Black History Overview

John Hope Franklin

Henry Ossawa Tanner