Defining Race - The "One Drop" rule, Census 2000: "Check All Races That Apply", "The Illogic of American Racial Categories"
"Forbidden Love" - Early Interracial Couples, Communities, Loving v. Virginia (1967), "Secret Daughter"
"Passing" for White - The Legacy of Passing, "Tragedy of the Mulatto" (1908), "Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" (1912)
"The Race Against Race." New Republic.
"North American Slave Narratives" collects books and articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920. Also included are many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves and some significant fictionalized slave narratives published in English before 1920.
African American Odyssey, the Library of Congress - Part of the Library of Congress's American Memory, a project to digitize historic collections for the National Digital Library. Digital primary historical materials include papers of Frederick Douglass held at LC, materials related to Jackie Robinson's break through baseball's color line, and selections of slave narratives and 19th century pamphlets.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to slavery, including photographs, documents, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to slavery resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on slavery and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
Created by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist
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The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture