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  • Provides full-text biographical information about more than 30,000 famous and lesser-known African-Americans from all walks of life. Consists of a collection of digitized directories, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, yearbooks, newsfile clippings and other sources. Most biographical sketches are from the Chadwyck-Healey Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950 project.
  • Covers 1790-1950
  • Useful for exploring the contributions that African-Americans have made to history, music, religion, education and many other areas. Many entries accompanied by illustrations or photographs. Good source of biographical information about African-Americans not easily found in other sources.

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