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  • Subject: African American women
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    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

    • During his three years working for the Southern Courier, Jim Peppler took over 11,000 photographs documenting the civil rights movement, social conditions in central Alabama, and music performances (e.g., Odetta, Tina Turner). Of particular note...
    • African American women; African American women civil rights workers; Beauty shops; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements; Women singers
    • United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery; United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
    • African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection

    • Includes a wide variety of primary sources from the Iowa Women's Archives, the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the University of Iowa Archive, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Highlights include...
    • African American women; Societies and clubs; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Dorothy West Papers

    • Dorothy West, author of numerous short stories and the novels The Living Is Easy (1948) and The Wedding (1995), was born in Boston in 1907. Highlights in this collection include drafts and rewrites of her novels, as well as letters from Fannie...
    • African American women authors; African American women journalists; Women authors; Women journalists
    • United States -- Massachusetts--Martha's Vineyard
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Black Women Oral History Project

    • This collection includes audio files and/or transcripts of oral histories with 72 African American women who made significant contributions to society during the first half of the 20th century.
    • African American women; Businesswomen; Women artists; Women authors; Women clergy; Women clerks; Women household employees; Women educators; Women journalists; Women lawyers; Women librarians; Women musicians; Women social workers; Women volunteers...
    • United States
    • The Visionaires

    • In 1938, a small group of African American women formed the Visionaires, a community organization in Gaineville. This collection includes minutes of their meetings, records of financial transactions, and photographs.
    • African American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Florida -- Gainesville
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Middletown Digital Oral Histories

    • This collection includes audio and accompanying transcriptions for oral history interviews conducted with African American, Jewish and Catholic communities of Muncie, Indiana.
    • African American women; African Americans; Catholic women; Jewish women; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana -- Muncie
    • Women Physicians: 1850s-1970s

    • This collection documents the history of the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP), Coverage includes founding and early years of the college (1850-1870); student and academic life; racial and ethnic diversity among women physicians;...
    • African American women physicians; Missionaries; Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania; Women medical students; Women physicians; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

    • This collection focuses on the radical origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Documents are organized under these subject categories: "General and Theoretical;" "Medical and Reproductive Rights;" "Music;"...
    • African American women; Feminism; Lesbian feminism; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Middle Tennessee Oral History Project

    • This large oral history collection includes approximately 160 full-length audio interviews with women. A small selection from the many highlights in the collection follows: former Middle Tennessee State Teachers College students on campus life...
    • African American schools; African American women; Depressions -- 1929; Girls; School integration; Schools; Women and the military; Women college students; Women college teachers; Women teachers; World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female
    • United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Tennesssee -- Murfreesboro
    • Women of the CBC

    • Includes a history of women in the Congressional Black Caucus, features on Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, a CBC Women Timeline, and a variety of primary sources.
    • African American Women; Congressional Black Caucus; Women legislators
    • Washington, DC
    • Emilie Davis Diaries

    • Emilie Davis, an African American woman who lived in Philadelphia, began writing in her pocket diary in 1863. She wrote about such events as National Fast Day, the flight of residents from Gettysburg to Philadelphia during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
    • African American Women; Civil War, 1861-1865
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Charlotta Bass and the California Eagle

    • Charlotta A. Bass was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This online exhibit chronicles her work with the newspaper, as well as her efforts as a civil rights activist, feminist, and...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles

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