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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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How the Library Helped Me Find My Family

Posted over 3 years ago by Heather H

Posted in History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with ancestors, ancestry, family history, genealogy, heritage and local history

For most of my life, I've know little about my "Grandma Bootsie," whom I lost too soon. I'd always wanted to learn more about this woman so many said I reminded them of, and her Irish family. The Library finally helped me find what I'd been searching for!

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