Many early African American insurance companies focused on industrial insurance or burial insurance and employed people in the community to sell and administer insurance contracts. Explore our resources related to African American insurance industry, including founders like Aaron McDuffie Moore, John Merrick and Charles Clinton (C.C.) Spaulding.
Black owned and operated funeral homes have a rich heritage and are as much cultural institutions as they are businesses. They were among the first family businesses established by African Americans after the abolition of slavery…
African American chemists Alice Ball, Norbert Rillieux, Marie Maynard Daly, and Percy Julius made significant contributions to chemistry and helped shape the world we know today.
I am a little tardy with this anniversary post, but October 2020 marked my 10th anniversary as an official blogger for Inside Adams.
Encouraged by positive reports of gold mining success in leading African American newspapers, including Frederick Douglass’ North Star and William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator, Jonas H. Townsend, Newport Henry, and other free Blacks left New York for the gold fields in 1849.
Why were Chinese immigrants in Deadwood, South Dakota, of all places, a town populated with colorful figures including, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, Seth Bullock, and Al Swearengen?
Percy Spencer’s accidental invention of the microwave led to a cooking revolution!
Join experts from the Library of Congress and guest speakers for a webinar covering research on the 1918 Flu, the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century, and the lessons it can offer in our understanding of COVID-19.
Come learn about the weather of past presidential inaugurations.
Join the Science Reference Section in discovering digitized collections from the Library of Congress.