African American Biography
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| African American biographies are available at the Family History Library. Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as an individual’s birth date and place (including foreign birthplaces where applicable); family members; occupation and education; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, his or her previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research compiled about early settlers and prominent citizens of the state, county, or town. Many lesser-known individuals may have biographical sketches written about them in local histories.
You will find many biographies in the biographical sections of statewide, regional, and county histories.
The following resources are available at the Family History Library:
Slave Narratives. In the 1930s over 3,500 typescript interviews of former slaves were compiled by the WPA.See: