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Starting Points: Historical Statistics on African Americans

Every once in a while we get clusters of questions where the same sources are used.  A few months ago two different researchers came to the Business Reference desk looking for statistics on African Americans from 1870 through the first decades of the 20th century.  Historical statistics no matter the topic, can often be a […]

Celebrating African Americans in Science & Business

February is African American History Month. During this month, we frequently receive questions from students working on school projects related to African Americans in science and business. In general, students seek biographical information about a specific black scientist, inventor or business person. Before my time, back in the 1980’s, LC science librarian Vivian Ovelton Sammons […]