February Featured Resource: African American Biographical Database

African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together the biographies and narratives of thousands of African Americans spanning the years 1790-1950. It features the rich cultural heritage of the African American community, including sketches of national activists; state and local figures; prominent women; legal, medical, educational, business, and other professionals; musicians, artists and writers; church and missionary leaders; social club and fraternal order members; reform organization members; former slaves; and more. In addition, users will be able to view thousands of photographs and illustrations.

Use the Profile Search to locate individuals by name, place of birth, date of birth, date of death, occupation, religion, gender, or source of information or use the Full Text Search to search the full text of the biographical sources by any word or phrase, including a personal name.

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