I wanted to show readers some techniques I’ve learned for finding prints and photographs in the Library’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, as well as how to locate advertisements in the Chronicling America database.
Looking at African American Business and Entrepreneurship highlighting African American history in Kansas City, Missouri.
In The Negro Cowboys, published in 1965, Phillip Durham and Everett L. Jones believed at least five thousand black cowhands worked in the West during the late nineteenth-century.
African Americans history is full of business pioneers and the beauty product industry is no exception. From the more well-know Madam C. J. Walker to modern day mogul Rihanna.
One boy in particular struck me because he was selling copies of The Chicago Defender, one of the largest African American newspapers during the 20th century, which still exists today in digital format.
Read about how tuberculosis affected the African American population during the 1940s and the nurses that helped to treat them – the Black Angels.
From the Civil War to World War II to the present day, African American nurses have devoted their lives to serving their communities.
If you are interested in midwifery within the African and African American community, the Library of Congress has a few items that may interest you.
Now, in 2020, Netflix will air a series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker, and I decided that it was past time she got her own post.
In 1865, the American Civil War ended and the Reconstruction era began. On March 3rd of that year, an act to incorporate the first black savings bank, Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company (The Freedman’s Bank), was approved. Discover the history of the Freedman’s Bank in our collections.